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Los Angeles, Ventura County, CA

Backbone Trail

67.00 Miles
Location: The Backbone Trail runs along the east-west ridgelines and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains, from Will Rogers State Historic Park in the city of Los Angeles to Point Mugu State Park in Ventura County.
Type: Backcountry
Equestrian Trail
Fitness Trail
Mountain Bike Trail
Nature Trail

Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

Agency: National Park Service

The Backbone Trail is a 67-mile trail system following the east-west trending crest and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains. The trail connects three California State Parks and traverses National Park Service-owned Zuma/Trancas Canyons and Circle X Ranch, all within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The trail offers a quasi-wilderness trail experience, given the spectacular scenery and opportunities for solitude to be found in the Santa Monica Mountains, so close to the surrounding, bustling Los Angeles metropolitan area. The long distance trail can be covered in several day trips where visitors can enjoy broad views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands, chaparral‐blanketed mountainsides, shady oak woodlands, rocky outcrops, and cityscapes in the distance....

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Ventura County, CA

Piedra Blanca

18.20 Miles
Location: North of Ojai and south of Lockwood Valley in the Sespe Wilderness
Type: Backcountry

Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

Agency: USDA Forest Service

The trail climbs out of the Sespe River Gorge with views of the striking white sandstone formation. After winding into rugged chaparral covered hills and along several perennial streams, crosses Pine Mountain ridge and down to campground with vistas of Cuyama....

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Ventura County, CA

Ventura River Parkway Trail

16.50 Miles
Location: Located in Ventura County, CA the Ventura River Parkway Trail is a "rail trail" that connects the Ventura River estuary at the Pacific Ocean in the City of Ventura to City of Ojai, traveling along the old Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way.
Type: Equestrian Trail
Fitness Trail
Greenway
Mountain Bike Trail
Nature Trail
Rail Trail
Urban Trail

Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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The Ventura River Parkway Trail is a "rail trail" that provides a contiguous corridor of pedestrian and cycling trails, river crossings and public access points to reconnect people in city neighborhoods and rural communities to the river while connecting the Ventura River Estuary to the City of Ojai. It includes two major trails: the Ventura River Trail and Ojai Valley Trail, whose upper six miles is part of the national "Rails-to-Trails" network....

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