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Recommended Routes in Santa Monica - 3

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Favorite Heading south on the Backbone Trail.
Intermediate

The Hub Out-and-Back

15.8 mi 25.4 km 2,227' Up 678.88 m Up 2,227' Down 678.84 m Down

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Favorite Amazing view of Santa Monica, you can see Catalina Island on the left side of the photo
Intermediate/Difficult

Inspiration Point - Murphy Ranch Out-and-Back

6.1 mi 9.8 km 1,429' Up 435.65 m Up 1,429' Down 435.56 m Down

Santa M…, CA
Favorite 500 Steps!
Intermediate

Murphy Ranch Loop

3.2 mi 5.2 km 563' Up 171.48 m Up 562' Down 171.36 m Down

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Santa Monica Hiking

  • 37 Miles 59 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 5 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Santa Monica - 10

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5.8 mi 9.4 km #1Sullivan Fire Road
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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1.8 mi 2.8 km #2Inspiration Loop Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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2.5 mi 4.1 km #3Rustic Canyon Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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0.4 mi 0.6 km #4Will Rogers Loop Trail
Easy
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Easy
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0.4 mi 0.7 km #5Betty Rogers Trail
Easy
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Easy
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Photos of Santa Monica - 21

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Admiring the view at the inspiration point at Will Rogers State Park.
Jun 17, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Sunset at the Will Rogers trailhead
Sep 23, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
The Temescal Canyon Trail heads through a foliage tunnel.
Mar 17, 2017 near Santa M…, CA
Beautiful, lush Rivas Canyon. Go slow and savor this part of the trail.
Jun 27, 2020 near Santa M…, CA
Looking to the east across Rivas Canyon
Jun 27, 2020 near Santa M…, CA
The ocean view, looking south to Santa Monica. Palos Verdes and Catalina are somewhere out there in the haze
Jun 27, 2020 near Santa M…, CA
Looking west across Temescal Canyon
Jun 27, 2020 near Santa M…, CA
Great view of the Pacific and Santa Monica.
Sep 4, 2020 near Santa M…, CA