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SPRING BACKBONE TRAIL 2024 #2 – Skull Rock to Trippet Ranch

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SPRING BACKBONE TRAIL 2024 #2 – Skull Rock to Trippet Ranch

Our second Backbone Trail hike in the Santa Monica Mountains will be 8 miles on the BBT with 1000 elevation gain from Skull Rock to Trippet Ranch. We will start at the Skull Rock Trailhead taking the Temescal Ridge Trail for 3 miles to pick up the Backbone Trail. We will than take the BBT past Hub and Eagle Junctions to Musch Camp. We will then take the Musch Trail finishing at Trippet State Park, our car shuttle point. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and a good attitude. Rain, excessive heat, or Red Flag alert cancels.

This is a Sierra Club hike, so participants must sign in and hike between the leader and sweep. Please print out the Sierra Club medical form and bring it with you. Copies of the form will be available to fill out at the trailhead as well or you can download the form here.

TRAILHEAD LOCATION: Meet at Trippet Ranch parking lot at 8:00 AM. Take PCH to Topanga Canyon Boulevard, North 4 miles to Entrada Road, 1 mile, 2 left turns to lot; or 7 mi S of 101/Ventura Freeway on Topanga Canyon Boulevard to Entrada Road). Park free on Entrada Road and walk in or in lot (fee, or free with appropriate parking permit).

CAR SHUTTLE: From the meeting point at Trippet Ranch, we will car shuttle 12 miles down Topanga Canyon Boulevard to PCH and then up Palisades Park to the Skull Rock Trailhead.

April 14 2024


Date: April 14
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Trippett Ranch

20829 Entrada Road

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