Santa Monica Mountains – Puerco Canyon to Mesa Peak
Out & back run from Puerco Canyon.
Mileage: 12 miles
Total elevation gain: +2,900 ft
Out & back route.
Starting at the bottom of Puerco Canyon we take the dirt road uphill to Mesa Peak, which is 2.8 miles away. This is a great spot to turn around if this is plenty for you. From there we can continue on all the way to the parking lot at Corral high up on the Backbone trail with amazing views and beautiful sandrockformations. There we turn around and head back where we came from. Or turn around whenever you’d like.
Parking is scattered along the side of the road coming up to the gate.
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