Kanan to Encinal

Date Trail Head Start Time Distance
Sep 3 7:00 12 miles

Event Instructions

MARKER OF THE DAY: Michael Ballas - Thank you Michael!!!!

(Ann vacationing and volunteering races in Europe)

Course Details





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 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.

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