Come join us as we hike the entire Backbone Trail (67 miles) in eight hikes over four consecutive weekend Saturdays and Sundays. Our first falll Backbone Trail hike in the Santa Monica Mountains will be 10 miles with 2000 elevation gain on the BBT from the start at Will Rogers Park. We will first hike up to Inspiration Point then along Rodgers Road past Temescal Peak. Then we will leave the BBT taking the Temescal Ridge Trail for 3 miles to our car shuttle point at the Temescal Ridge Trailhead.
TRAILHEAD LOCATION: We will meet initially at 8:00 AM at the Split Rock Trailhead near the corner of Via Las Palmas and Via La Costa in Pacific Palisades. From PCH take Sunset then left on Palisades Drive, drive 3.5 miles then continue onto Chastain Parkway going 0.5 miles to a right on Via Las Palmas past a small traffic circle and then left into the trailhead parking area.
CAR SHUTTLE: From the Split Rock Trailhead, we will car shuttle 8 miles down Palisades Drive and then across Sunset Boulevard to the start at Will Rogers State Park.
This is our first hike of our Fall Backbone series in the Santa Monica Mountains. All the hikes in the series are shown in the list below:
#1 Sat 10/12 Will Rogers to Temescal Ridge Trailhead 10 miles
#2 Sun 10/13 Temescal Ridge to Trippet Ranch 8 miles
#3 Sat 10/19 Trippet Ranch to Lois Ewen Overlook 7 miles
#4 Sun 10/20 Lois Ewen Overlook to Tapia Park 7 miles
#5 Sat 10/26 Tapia Park to Latigo Canyon 10 miles
#6 Sun 10/27 Latigo Canyon to Encinal Canyon 7 miles
#7 Sat 11/2 Encinal Canyon to Mishe Mokwa 10 miles
#8 Sun 11/3 Mishe Mokwa to La Jolla Canyon 17 miles