Dead Horse Trail to Eagle Rock

Date Trail Head Start Time Distance
Jul 8 7:00 13 miles

Course Details


Trippet-Mush camp-Hub junction


Musch camp-Mile 2.5 - 10.5

Course Type:


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

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.
From the parking lot, we take the "Dead Horse Trail" up the "Musch Trail" and make our way up to "Eagle rock". (These trails are part of the Backbone trail).  From Eagle rock we drop down left onto the very fun single track "Garapito trail" and once back at the fireroad we take a right to make our way to the Hub junction (with outhouse) where we take a sharp right toward "Eagle Springs rd" until we reach the intersection with the Musch Trail. Our return is down "Musch trail", the way we came, it's blissfully downhill until we reach the Entrada Parking Lot.

This is a great 13 mile run with the option to go shorter and make it an easy 9 mile run by not taking the Garapito trail.

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