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Section 2: Trippet Ranch to Saddle Peak

Santa Monica Mountains

Backbone Trail Section 2 Trippet Ranch to Saddle Peak

Trail Running Moderate

10 km
656 m
270 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
236 m
High Point
753 m
Section 2: Trippet Ranch to Saddle Peak Map

This is a popular trail running route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done all year round. From a low point of 236 m to the maximum altitude of 753 m, the route covers 10 km, 656 vertical metres of ascent and 270 vertical metres of descent.


It’s a timeless kind of environment. The bottom of the canyon passes rolling grasslands that mark an ancestral border the Chumash shared with another native tribe, the Tongva.



Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

all year round

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