8 Months After the Deadly Woolsey Fire, All Portions of the Backbone Trail Now Open

Eight months after the deadly and destructive Woolsey Fire hit the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, all 67 miles of the park's most famous trail are now reopened to the public.

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Members of the California Conservation Corps re-construct a 120-foot section of a failed retaining wall on the Backbone Trail. The damage was a result of the 2018 Woolsey Fire.
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The Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council helped repair the Backbone Trail section along Kanan in Zuma Canyon. The many fire/post-fire rain damage related tasks included clearing the trail of any hazardous rocks or branches, reestablishing the trail pad by spreading any slough that fell from the hillside onto the trail, and finding large rocks/dirt to fill a very deep rut that was cutting directly across the trail. Take a look in photos.
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Completed in 2016, this 67-mile trail extends from the city of Los Angeles to Ventura County.
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