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SPRING BACKBONE TRAIL 2024 #8 – Mishe Mokwa to La Jolla Canyon

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SPRING BACKBONE TRAIL 2024 #8 – Mishe Mokwa to La Jolla Canyon

Our eighth Backbone Trail hike in the Santa Monica Mountains will be 17 miles on the BBT on the Sandstone Peak, Chamberlain, Blue Canyon, Wood Canyon, and Ray Miller Trails before finishing the La Jolla Campground.
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. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and a good attitude. Rain, excessive heat, or Red Flag alert cancels.
TRAILHEAD LOCATION: We will meet initially at 8:00 AM outside the La Jolla Campground on PCH just south of the entrance (Ray Miller Trailhead). From the PCH, the La Jolla Campground Parking Area is 4.9 miles northwest of Yerba Buena Road (Neptune’s Net); or 4.2 miles southeast of Las Posas Road. Go past the yellow gate into the parking area or park along the shoulder (on the east side of PCH).
CAR SHUTTLE: From La Jolla Canyon, we will car shuttle 17 miles up the long and winding Yerba Buena to the Mishe Mokwa trailhead.

May 05 2024


Date: May 5
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Ray Miller Canyon Trailhead

pacific coast highway & la jolla canyon

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