Backbone Trail: 67 Miles of Natural Beauty

The trail, which runs from Will Rogers State Historic Park into Ventura County, debuts on June 3.

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The Backbone Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains opens on June 3, 2016.
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While dogs are permitted in some areas of the trail, there are other places where pups aren't allowed. Read up before you go.
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Blue skies, occasional fogs, and earthy flora lend the trail its tones.
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Longed to do a bigger hike, as in one that might take several days to complete? You can now do so without roaming too far from the heart of bustling Los Angeles.
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That quintessential scrubby chaparral, a wild icon of the Santa Monica Mountains, is just one bit of vegetation you'll see along the way.
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Group hikes and challenges have occurred along the pathways of the Santa Monica Mountains in the past, but new events are now likely to form with the official debut of the Backbone.
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Cold Creek Preserve and Point Mugu State Park are two of the places hikers will enjoy during their big walk.
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The Backbone Trail encompasses 67 miles in all, from ocean to higher elevation hilltops.
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The Backbone boasts several spots where nary a year, or even a century, seems to have gone by, at least in terms of development or manmade structures.
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Tie your laces and grab your stick; the Backbone Trail opens in the Santa Monica Mountains on Friday, June 3.
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