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Guide to the Backbone Trail of the Santa Monica Mountains

Milt McAuley

Guide to the Backbone Trail of the Santa Monica Mountains

by Milt McAuley

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Published by Canyon Pub. Co. in Canoga Park, CA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Backbone Trail (Calif.),
  • Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.),
  • California,
  • Backbone Trail,
  • Backbone Trail.,
  • Santa Monica Mountains
    • Subjects:
    • Hiking -- California -- Backbone Trail -- Guidebooks.,
    • Natural history -- California -- Backbone Trail.,
    • Hiking -- California -- Santa Monica Mountains -- Guidebooks.,
    • Backbone Trail (Calif.) -- Guidebooks.,
    • Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) -- Guidebooks.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Milt McAuley.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV199.42.C22 B345 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination143 p. :
      Number of Pages143
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1897522M
      ISBN 100942568230
      LC Control Number90083558
      OCLC/WorldCa23144018

        The Backbone Trail is the mile hiking trail which follows the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains from Los Angeles to Point Mugu, California. A wilderness footpath at the back door of the second largest metropolis in the United States, the Backbone Trail offers a beautiful getaway within a Author: Doug Chamberlin. The Backbone Trail begins on Sunset Boulevard in Santa Monica, an urban hub known more for its high-end hotels, Hollywood starlets and hip cafes than its long-distance hiking trails. But at Will Rogers State Historical Park, just off Sunset, this iconic designated hiking trail begins.. The trail stretches some 65 miles across national and state park lands, as well as local conservancy land.

      The Backbone Trail is the continuous mile trail across the mountains, from Will Rogers State Historic Park to Point Mugu State Park, with 44 miles within LA County. The trail spans across ridgelines and canyons across the “backbone” of the Santa Monica Mountains. Cover the trail a day at a time, or plan for limited multi-day camping. - Spectacular scenery over three ridges in the Santa Monica Mountains/5(29).

      The Backbone Trail cuts across seven of nine plant communities in the Santa Monica Mountains. Wildlife includes coyotes, mule deer, coast horned lizards, Southern Pacific rattlesnakes, bobcats, mountain lions, gray foxes as well as birds such as red-tailed hawks, California quail and golden eagles. Early baptism: Early in the 20th century. Buy a cheap copy of Hiking Trails of the Santa Monica book by Milt McAuley. Free shipping over $/5(4).


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Guide to the Backbone Trail of the Santa Monica Mountains by Milt McAuley Download PDF EPUB FB2

This comprehensive guide includes day hikes along the entire coastal Santa Monica Mountain range in Southern California. A separate section includes the full length of the mile-long Backbone Trail, conveniently divided into day hiking options/5(8).

The Backbone Trail is the mile hiking trail which follows the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains from Los Angeles to Point Mugu, California.

A wilderness footpath at the back door of the second largest metropolis in the United States, the Backbone Trail offers a beautiful getaway within a hundred miles of eighteen million people.5/5(6). About the Backbone Trail.

You will see how many public and private agencies, organizations and individuals have joined together to create Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in general and the Backbone Trail which has been designated as a National Recreation Trail. As individuals you can help support the park in many ways.

You can share your knowledge by telling others about the. The Backbone Trail is a long distance trail extending miles ( km) across the length of the Santa Monica Mountains in the U.S. state of western terminus is Point Mugu State Park and its eastern terminus is Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific trail is open to hikers throughout its length; dogs, mountain bicyclists and horseback riders are allowed Location: Los Angeles County / Ventura County.

The Backbone ’s on the list. This 68 mile trail traverses the entire Santa Monica Mountain range, starting near sea-level at the westernmost end in Point Mugu State Park, the trail climbs to the highest point at 3, ft.

Sandstone Peak, then continues up and down eastward to Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades. EVENT: All About the Backbone Trail --FREE. Posted by Adventure 16 | Come discover SoCal’s newly-completed Backbone Trail, a true hidden gem right here in our own backyard. Find the best day hikes, learn ways to through-hike it, and enjoy tips, advice and stories from the authors of The Complete Hiker’s Guide To The Backbone Trail.

The Backbone Trail would stretch from Will Rogers State Historic Park to Point Mugu State Guide to the Backbone Trail of the Santa Monica Mountains book, anchored in the middle by Malibu Creek State Park.

During the s, many who shared the vision started working on the project with California State Parks, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the National Park Service.

Trail Summary. The Backbone Trail takes you along the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains, among sandstone and volcanic rock formations, and immerses you into the rare Mediterranean climate of Southern California. Views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, inland mountain ranges, and the Los Angeles Basin keep your eyes fixed outward while wildflowers, fossils, and various plant communities.

Guidebook reveals the Backbone Trail has something for everyone. In fact, you may have already hiked some of it without even knowing you did. Husband and wife hiking and writing duo Doug and Caroline Chamberlin are the authors of The Complete Hikers Guide to the Backbone Trail, the first guidebook for the mile long trail through the Santa Monica Mountains.

Santa Monica Mountains. The majority of trails in the Santa Monica Mountains are free to access, including the hike to Sandstone Peak, the highest point in the range at 3, trail to the Santa Monica Mountains’ tallest waterfall, Escondido Falls, is also free.

WHERE The Backbone Trail, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. GETTING THERE The east end of the trail begins at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades. Follow the dirt road just to the west of the horse stables. Access the west end of the trail from the Ray Miller Trailhead in Point Mugu State Park, off the Pacific Coast Highway.

Get the full experience and book a tour. Recommended. Our most popular tours and activities. hike it in parts, or one long jaunt. There is the Appalachia Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. Los Angeles has the Backbone Trail.

Most os us do it in parts, the Santa Monica Mountains backbone trail is for you. /5(29). The trail narrows to a left-hand corner and to a sign "Backbone Trail - the hub" pointing left. This last section is super fun. Full of tight turns and thin tree trunks, it has a very nice flow.

Too bad it's only a half-mile. Well, that's it. The trail dumps out onto a wide, boring fire road, Temescal Ridge Trail, that spans away left and right.4/5(43). The Backbone Trail is the mile hiking footpath which follows the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains from Los Angeles to Oxnard, California.

A wilderness trek at the back door of the second largest metropolis in the United States, the Backbone Trail offers a beautiful getaway within a hundred miles of eighteen million people.

For [ ]. Plan & Go | Trans-Catalina & Backbone Trails is the definitive guide to hiking two of Southern California's most remarkable backcountry trails. The book clearly outlines what to expect from a journey across Santa Catalina Island and the Santa Monica Mountains.

It further provides all the essential planning information to save you time and effort with your own preparations. The Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council, a volunteer nonprofit organization, is dedicated to establishing, preserving and maintaining the public trail system throughout the Santa Monica Mountains and adjacent areas through education, advocacy and partnership with public and private sectors.

This trail can be hot and there is very limited shade bring adequate water and sunblock The drive to the trail is a twisty/windy road, it was a great drive. There is a 3 or 6 mile option to hike. Start at 2, elevation and climb up 1, more feet/5(29).

The Backbone Trail (67 miles, 4 days total) travels through the Santa Monica Mountains. This video shows the order of sites to see starting from the La Jolla Canyon on the Ray Miller Trail and.

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area containing many individual parks and open space preserves, located primarily in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern SMMNRA is located within the greater Los Angeles region, with two thirds of the parklands in northwest Los Angeles County, and the remaining third, including a Simi Location: Santa Monica Mountains; Los Angeles and.

This week, the National Park Service and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy announced the Backbone Trail is nearing full debut. AFTER DECADES OF LAND easements and trail building, the mile. Purchase this book. The only comprehensive guidebook to the Santa Monica Mountains. Covered areas include: Backbone Crags (Mt Olympus, Paleface, Pico Raquelita, Top Hat, Boney Bluff, Hueco Wall), Echo Cliffs, The Lookout, Malibu Creek State Park, Black Flower, Corpse Wall, Tick .Day Hikes In the Santa Monica Mountains book.

Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The mile-long Santa Monica Mountains para 4/5.Very muddy! It was great though. Mud is pretty rare in the Santa Monica mountains so I wanted to play in it.

Nice marine layer all day and it didn’t rain until I was about a hundred yards from my car. Trail was in good shape. One star deduction since it partially skirts Kanan Dume Rd and a good bit of it is a fire road.

Still had a blast though/5(K).