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The Backbone Trail is the 69-mile hiking trail which follows the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains from Los Angeles to Point Mugu, California. A wilderness footpath at the back door of the second largest metropolis in the United States, the Backbone Trail offers a beautiful getaway within a hundred miles of eighteen million people. For city-weary Southern Californians, a hike on the Backbone Trail offers lovely forests, waterfalls and streams, cliffs and canyons, backcountry dirt roads, the occasional deer spotting, vistas of endless ridges, and windswept peaks with panoramas looking down on a thousand square miles of Pacific Ocean.
The Complete Hiker’s Guide To The Backbone Trail is just what it promises – the only comprehensive guide to the entire Backbone Trail. The authors make this long trail accessible by dividing it into twenty day-hike segments, described in a detailed and colorful writing style with a touch of humor. Each chapter includes:
Thorough, detailed, easy-to-use directions
Colorful trail description
GPS coordinates of every junction
Side trips and alternate routes