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Backbone Trail: Kanan to Zuma Ridge

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 4.0 (3)

A popular segment of the Backbone with rolling hills and pretty scenery.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

86%

Runnable

1,718' 524 m

High

1,419' 433 m

Low

354' 108 m

Up

532' 162 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Hikers and mountain bikers frequent this trail; with numerous blind corners, headphones are a no-no.

Description

The standard manner to access this trail is to park at the Kanan parking lot. Take the trail heading west. After close to 3 miles, you'll end up at Zuma Ridge Mountainway fire road.

To continue onto the next segment of the backbone, head left a few hundred feet and spot the singletrack going up on your right. Otherwise, embark on a hellish journey on the Zuma Ridge fire road, or turn around.

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Shared By:

Nick Knipe

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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