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SPRING BACKBONE TRAIL 2024 #3 – Trippet Ranch to Lois Ewen Overlook

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SPRING BACKBONE TRAIL 2024 #3 – Trippet Ranch to Lois Ewen Overlook

Our third Backbone Trail hike in the Santa Monica Mountains will be 7 miles with 2000’ elevation gain on the BBT from Topanga Canyon to the Lois Ewen Overlook. We will hike from Trippet Ranch to behind Topanga Canyon School passing across Old Topanga Canyon Road to take Hondo Canyon and then the Fossil Ridge Trail to the Lois Ewen Overlook. We will then leave the Backbone Trail for a lunch with views at the Topanga Overlook. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and a good attitude. Rain or Red Flag alert cancels.

This is a Sierra Club hike, so participants must sign in, carry their medical form, and hike between the leader and sweep. The Sierra Club medical form is available at ttps:// We ask you to print it out and bring it with you, but the form will be available at the trailhead as well.

TRAILHEAD LOCATION: Meet at the Lois Ewen Overlook at 8:00 AM at the intersection of Stunt, Saddle Peak, and Scheuren Roads.

CAR SHUTTLE: From the meeting point at the Lois Ewen Overlook, we will car shuttle 7 miles across Saddle Peak Road and Tuna Canyon Road to the start point at the Trippet Ranch off Topanga Boulevard.

April 20 2024


Date: April 20
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Lois Ewen Overlook

23300-23398 Saddle Peak Road

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