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Backbone Trail - The Hub to Will Rogers State Park

Intermediate
 3.9 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This trail takes users on a scenic descent from the Hub to Will Rogers S.P., and varies from doubletrack to singletrack.


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6.9

Miles

11.1

KM

90%

Runnable

2,068' 630 m

High

727' 222 m

Low

376' 115 m

Up

1,654' 504 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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Features Birding · Cave · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

A scenic descent from The Hub in Topanga State Park to Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades via the Backbone Trail.

Runner Notes

Watch out for mountain bikers. This route is a mostly singletrack trail.

Description

This trail begins in Topanga State Park and zigzags down from the Hub to Will Rogers State Park, providing a great route along the ridge. It is part of the eastside trail of the famous Backbone Trail in California.

At the trailhead, go southeast (down); there will be a sign for Will Rogers in 7.0 miles. Continue on the trail for around 4 miles. You'll come to a junction and will want to stay right (going south).

Merge onto the Will Roger's Inspiration Point Loop trail. Turn left to head up to Inspiration Point. Turning right is the final section of the Backbone trail and leads to the main Will Roger Park building with restrooms and water.

Have fun!

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  3.9 from 7 votes

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Photos

Heading south on the Backbone Trail.
Jan 25, 2021 near Topanga, CA
Amazing view of Santa Monica, you can see Catalina Island on the left side of the photo
Aug 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Steepest hill climb of the trail.
Aug 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Great view of the Pacific and Santa Monica.
Sep 4, 2020 near Santa M…, CA
Best way to see Los Angeles.  Downtown LA on the left, Century City in the middle and Santa Monica on the right
Aug 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Good morning Los Angeles!
Aug 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA

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