Malibu

Solstice Canyon loop

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
Start & Finish
Distance: 
7.5 miles

Solstice Canyon is a park located in Malibu just off the Pacific Coast Highway at the bottom of Corral Canyon Rd. It contains the remnants of the so believed oldest existing stone building in Malibu, the Keller cottage. A second famous building, or better the foundations, is the Robert's House, a very popular hiking destination in the park. Read more about the park and it's history here.

Busch Drive/ Zuma Canyon

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
None
Distance: 
11

We start this run at the "Zuma Ridge Trailhead", at the end of Bush Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Point Dume.

The course is for 100% a loop and is 11 miles total. Some rolling miles in the beginning, then long ups and once at the crossing Zuma Edison rd with Zuma Ridge trail it's all downhill from there! This is not an overly used area with some great single track and lots of runable dirt roads. It can be hot and there is NO water on the course.

Lots of canyon views and even more amazing ocean views.

New Millennium Loop Trail

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
Portable potty
Distance: 
14

The Bark Park where we start the run is in Calabasas, about 10 minutes from Malibu Creek State Park on Las Virgenes.  The smooth Bark Park Trail of singletrack meets with the Millenium Trail Loop, and the keyhole is 14 miles total.  After taking the 1.2 mile initial trail from the trailhead, we turn right on the New Millenium Loop.

Backbone--Leg #B Old Topanga Road to Las Virgenes and Piuma

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
Tapia Park--at 11.3 miles
Distance: 
11.3

Climbing the lush Hondo Canyon, we will ascend to the top of Schueren Road--with a view of the Santa Monica Bay and Catalina Island and you can see scan the curvature of the earth. Beautiful! Just before to Schueren Road, watch for the fossils embedded into rocks at your right. A short distance to 2,805 ft. Saddle Peak will start with a beautiful ocean vista.  After a long descend to Piuma Road, and 1/4 mile to Las Virgenes with our cars.

Leo Carrillo Beach to Nicholas Flat

Water: 
Trailhead
Restrooms: 
Trailhead
Distance: 
8 or more

Leo Carillo State Park is part of the Santa Monica Mountains, it's a hidden heaven for big adventures.
This club run is a relative short run all on single track (8miles with a total elevation gain of 2,200ft. and amazing ocean views) with the option to add more miles on two optional out & backs.
The start of this run is at a short distance beyond the official State Park entrance on the right side.

Art's Paramount Ranch

Water: 
5.7 mi
Restrooms: 
5.7
Distance: 
11.4

This extremely scenic run starts at the corner of Mulholland and Las Virgenes.   The run has no big hills and passes Century Reservoir, ascends Lookout trail, and after passing the former Reagan Ranch in reverence,  we hug the hills on the Deerleg Trail to the Paramount Ranch.  Then we encompass the hills above the Western Town.  Returning back via the Cage Trail and then we pass the Century Lake and return to our cars.

Entrada Parking lot/Dead Horse Trail/Musch Trail/Garapito/Eagle rock loop

Water: 
Musch camp-Mile 2.5 - 10.5
Restrooms: 
Trippet-Mush camp-Hub junction
Distance: 
13 miles

This run begins at the "La Entrada" parking lot, near the intersection of Topanga Canyon Rd and La Entrada. The parking lot is usually closed but free parking is available on the street.

Kanan Dume to Encinal Canyon Road

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
None
Distance: 
12 miles

This run introduces us to a couple of vertebra of the Backbone Trail. The Kanan Dume Trailhead is reached by turning east on Kanan Dume Road off PCH. Go 4.7 miles and turn left into the parking lot just after the tunnel. The trail heads toward Encinal Canyon under a canopy of trees. It is a very well maintained single-track trail. Then, we rise from the canyon to the intersection with Encinal Canyon Road, then head back to the start. The trail is well-maintained, sparsely used and a joy to experience.

Puerco Canyon to Corral Canyon and Back

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
Possible Chem. Toilets at start.
Distance: 
12 miles

The Trailhead for this run is on PCH, about 3/4 mile past (west of) the intersection of Puerco Canyon Road. There is free parking on PCH and a nice parking lot at the trailhead for $5.00. The start is on steep single track trail which connects to Puerco Canyon Fire Road. The uphill continues left on Mesa Peak Fire Road until Corral Canyon parking lot--The Welcome Turnaround Point. Returning to the start on the same path offers a majestic view of the ocean and nearby Channel Islands.

Hondo Canyon to Saddle Peak

Water: 
none
Restrooms: 
none
Distance: 
11 or less

This is an out & back section of the beautiful Backbone trail. The trail head is 1/4 mile up the intersection of Old Topanga Canyon Rd with Topanga Canyon Blvd. Look for the Botts’ dots built into the road, which slow traffic through this area of ample roadside parking.

Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/usmnB

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