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Ray Miller Trail - Backbone Trail, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > Los Angeles
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 2.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 198 feet
Elevation Gain 982 feet
Accumulated Gain 984 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.98
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2  2009-05-10 slegal
3  2007-09-07 slegal
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Preferred   Apr, Nov, Jan, Mar
Sun  7:02am - 5:11pm
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Chumash Trail
1.7 mi away
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Likely In-Season!
Ray Miller Trail - Backbone Trail is a 2.7 mile one way hike with 984 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 46 miles east-southeast of Santa Barbara California. The trailhead is car accessible. April and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.

The Ray Miller Trail is the western most segment of the Backbone Trail which traverses the length of the Santa Monica Mountains. This section begins at La Jolla Canyon and rise up to where it merges with the Overlook Trail. Much of the trail has spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
Take Pacific Coast Highway to the La Jolla Canyon entrance to Point Mugu State Park. Park on the shoulder of PCH as the parking within the La Jolla Canyon parking area is reserved for group camping. A little warning is that a few of my friends have had their cars broken into when parked here. Don't leave any valuables in your car.
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