Backbone Trail #2 "Stunt to Kanan"

Date Trail Head Start Time Distance
Mar 4 6:30 18.6 mi.

Event Instructions

This year we will NOT mark the trail, just like we did in 2016 we will run in little pace groups. We had a lot of fun back then and it was so great for getting to know each other a little better.  Instead of blindly following the white flour arrows it had become a little game of not getting lost and finding the way out. Let's do this again!

Members will get a map with some detailed description via email in the week prior of the run. These four BBT sections will take place every second Sunday, with an easier Sunday in between so we can recover. Carpool will be mandatory, meeting at the finish point, carpooling to the start. Then one or two cars will be asigned to take the morning drivers back to their cars, it has always worked in the past, I'm sure it will once again this year.

Course Details





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Scheduled Runs Subject to Change

On rare occasions, road closures, fires, torrential rain or other natural disasters force us to change the run location. Please check the club web site on Saturday night for the most up-to-date schedule information.

New Runners

Please get to the trail head at least 15 minutes earlier if you are new to the club and/or have not run the trail before.

Course Description

A short distance to 2,805 ft. Saddle Peak will start with a beautiful ocean vista.  After a long descend to Piuma Road, we cross Malibu Canyon Road and climb up the Mesa Peak Motorway (steep long trail).  Then from the Corral Canyon parking lot, we run to the parking lot at Kanan Road--the end of the 2nd leg.   

MEETING LOCATION: Drive to the Kanan Road from PCH, and after going through a tunnel, the parking lot for the Backbone trail is at the left.  Then the fewest cars will leave at 6:30 AM to the start at the top of Stunt.

Link Google map for the Kanan road trailhead: