Zuma Ridge- Backbone Trail Mountain Bike Map
Discover great mountain bike trails in the Zuma region of the Santa Monicas
|Zuma-Backbone Trail Area Summary
Best For: Strong intermediate riders
Suitable For: All levels
Ground Cover: Brush-covered hillsides and riparian woodlands
Seasons: Good year round.
The terrain here is typical SoCal, with chaparral predominating, interspersed with smaller areas of riparian woodlands and open grasslands. The riding generally consists of steep fire roads, though a beautiful segment of the Backbone Trail as well as the beginner- oriented Charmlee Park add variety.
Strong intermediate and advanced riders will love the Zuma-Backbone loop - moderately technical single-track interspersed with grinding fire road uphills and fast descents. Beginners should head to Charmlee Park off Encinal Canyon Road, which offers an array of easy fire roads through beautiful meadows.
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Zuma Bike Trails
Backbone Trail - Fun, moderate single-track through chaparral and woodlands.
Zuma Ridge Trail - Long fire road with great views.
Zuma Edison Road - Steep, loose fire road into Zuma Canyon. Use caution downhill.
Zuma Connector Trail - Short, moderately technical single-track. A nice reward for tackling Zuma Edison.
Kanan-Edison Road - Steep fire road parallels Kanan Dume Road.
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