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Backbone Trail - The Hub to Will Rogers State Park

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Trail

6.9 mile 11.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 376' 115 m
Descent: -1,654' -504 m
High: 2,068' 630 m
Low: 727' 222 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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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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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.

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.

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Amazing view of Santa Monica, you can see Catalina Island on the left side of the photo
Aug 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
View of Catalina Island
Aug 20, 2015 near Topanga, CA
Steepest hill climb of the trail.
Aug 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Rest  area at the hub.  Amazing views there!
Sep 23, 2015 near Topanga, CA
Good morning Los Angeles!
Aug 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Chasing the sun rise from Rogers Road.  View of Downtown Los Angeles.
Sep 23, 2015 near Santa M…, CA

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