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Backbone Trail

Join musician and outdoorsman Butchy Fuego over the course of a four-day trek through the newly opened Backbone Trail across the Santa Monica Mountains. The Backbone Trail, in development for decades through the efforts of many public and private agencies and organizations, was officially completed in 2016. It is comprised of 67 miles of unbroken trail in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. This National Recreation Trail passes over impressive ridges, reaching its highest point at Sandstone Peak, and traverses through chaparral hillsides, canyons, and oak woodlands. Follow Butchy Fuego as he starts his journey at Will Rogers State Historic Park, meeting climbers, conservationists, beekeepers, trail workers, and fellow travelers along the way, before completing his adventure at the Pacific Ocean at Point Mugu State Park.

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