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SPRING BACKBONE TRAIL 2024 #5 – Tapia Park to Latigo Canyon

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SPRING BACKBONE TRAIL 2024 #5 – Tapia Park to Latigo Canyon

Our fifth Backbone Trail hike in the Santa Monica Mountains will be l0 miles with 2000’ elevation gain on the BBT going from the Tapia Park area to the Latigo Canyon Trailhead. We will take the Mesa Peak Trail though the upper Corral and Solstice Canyon areas. 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, 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: We will meet at 8:00 AM at the Latigo Canyon Trailhead on Latigo Canyon Road, from PCH go north 7½ miles on Latigo Canyon Road to a dirt lot on the right side or from the 101 go 7 miles south on Kanan Dume to a left on Latigo Canyon Road then 3 miles to the dirt lot now on your left.

CAR SHUTTLE: From the meeting point at the Latigo Canyon Trailhead we will car shuttle 14 miles to the start point at Piuma and Las Virgenes via Mulholland and Las Virgenes.

April 27 2024


Date: April 27
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Latigo Canyon Trailhead

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