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SPRING BACKBONE TRAIL 2024 #6 – Latigo Canyon to Encinal Canyon

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SPRING BACKBONE TRAIL 2024 #6 – Latigo Canyon to Encinal Canyon

Our sixth Backbone Trail hike will be 7 miles with 700’ gain on the BBT through Newton, Zuma, and Trancas Canyons. We will start at the Latigo Canyon Trailhead taking the Backbone Trail across Kanan Road then taking the Zuma Canyon Trail over to Encinal Canyon. 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 Encinal Canyon Trailhead. From PCH go 6 miles north on Kanan Dume Road to Mulholland Hwy then west 3½ miles on Encinal Canyon Road to shoulder parking on north side of road just east of Fire Camp #13.

CAR SHUTTLE: From the meeting point at the Encinal Canyon Trailhead we will car shuttle 7 miles to the start point at the Latigo Canyon Trailhead.

April 28 2024


Date: April 28
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Encinal Canyon Trailhead

Encinal Canyon Road & Backbone Trail

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