Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority California State Parks National Park Service Mountain Bike Unit
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Trails We Patrol

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Big Wild

Big Wild/Topanga

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado

Cheeseboro/Upper Las Virgene


Franklin Canyon

Happy Camp

Joughlin Ranch

King Gillette Ranch

La Tuna Canyon

Las Virgenes View Trail

Malibu Creek State Park


New Millennium Trail

Paramount Ranch

Rocky Oaks

Rocky Peak


Secret Trail/Calabasas Peak

Solstice Canyon

Sycamore Cove

Topanga/Big Wild

Topanga State Park

Towsley Canyon

Upper Las Virgenes Open Space

Whitney Canyon

Will Rogers State Park

Zuma/Trancas Canyons

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You can either start your ride east or west on the Backbone trail from the Kanan Road trail head.

East will take you over Kanan Road Tunnel 1, across Latigo Road and continuing to Corral Canyon.

Heading West will cross Zuma Ridge Fire Road and then plunge into Zuma-Trancas Canyon. After the climb out of Zuma-Trancas, you will cross Encinal Canyon road. This point marks the start of the Backbone/Encinal section of the Backbone trail system.

Park Status:  Open

Hours of Operation:  Sunrise to Sunset

Directions:  Map to Site

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