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Overlook Trail

Intermediate
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Connect the Backbone and Sycamore Canyon Trails with this scenic hike.


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2.6

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

969' 295 m

High

53' 16 m

Low

13' 4 m

Up

927' 282 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

The Overlook Trail begins as a divergence from the Backbone Trail along the ridge line above the La Jolla Valley. The Overlook Trail offers great views of Big Sycamore Canyon and the surrounding mountains, including Boney Peak, as it starts to wind its way down into the canyon. Eventually you'll come across a juncture with the Scenic Trail, stay to the left to continue along the Overlook Trail. You'll descend some switchbacks down to the creek before the trail comes to its end as it intersects with the Sycamore Canyon Trail.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

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John McKinney

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Great view even with the low clouds.
Sep 25, 2017 near Camarillo, CA
Morning clouds burning off above Sycamore Canyon. This viewpoint has a picnic table.
Sep 25, 2017 near Camarillo, CA
Boney Mountain beyond the morning clouds snaking up Sycamore Canyon.
Sep 25, 2017 near Camarillo, CA
Popular trail on a July 4th.  he trails personality changed every few minutes due to the patchy low clouds.
Sep 25, 2017 near Camarillo, CA
Great Dune View Trail
Dec 21, 2018 near Camarillo, CA

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