The Blazers are takin' it on the road- Stunt Road. We're climbing the fire road off Stunt Road in Calabasas, working along a narrow ridge, up to the famed graffiti slab, then hip-hopping our way down switchbacks and parts of the Backbone Trail into an oak grove. If it's a clear day, we'll get ocean views before we descend into the valley.
The loop takes us 7.5 miles, with 1800' of elevation gain. We'll spend a good portion of the hike in the sun, so prepare accordingly.
Part of the trail is high, narrow, and rocky- those with a fear of heights might want to think twice. Those heights do afford incredible views of the valley below and the sandstone giants of Calabasas. There is some light rock scrambling on the way up.
This is a local hiking staple, so if you haven't done it yet, get yourself out with us!
From Thousand Oaks: Take the 101 Freeway, exit on Las Virgenes Road and head south for 3 miles. Turn left on Mulholland Highway. Travel about 4 miles and turn right on Stunt Road. Continue up Stunt Road for 1 mile to the Calabasas Peak Motorway (on the left). There is plenty of parking on the right side of the road.
From the Valley & West LA: Take the 101 Freeway, exit Valley Circle/Mulholland Drive and go south on Mulholland for ½ mile, turn right on to Valmar Road which becomes Old Topanga Canyon Rd. Take a right on Mulholland Hwy and continue for about 3 miles and turn left onto Stunt Road. Continue up Stunt Road for 1 mile to the Calabasas Peak Motorway (on the left). There is plenty of parking on the right side of the road.
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