Partial Park Closure Due to Hazardous Conditions
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa re-opens 5/14/13, with restrictions (sunrise to sunset, not all trails). Sandstone Peak & Mishe Mokwa trails will also open, as will Backbone Trail east of Point Mugu State Park boundary. Point Mugu backcountry remains closed. More »
Trucks on Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Occasional truck traffic (approx 6 trips per day) will take place on Cheeseboro Cyn Trail weekdays between 8am & 4pm for demolition and removal of Cheeseboro Tank. Should be completed by 5/24/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
Backbone Trail Ranger's Blog
Connecting our parks together along the crest of the mountains
Photo by Jim Belsley
About This Blog
A group of over 30 dedicated hikers have set their sights on completing the Backbone Trail this winter. We will be hiking every 2nd and 4th Saturday from January through April - for 8 total day hikes until they complete all 69 miles of the trail!
We'll be exploring the park along the Backbone Trail, or BBT as it is affectionately called, a network of trails made up of federal, state, and other local parklands.
Visit the Backbone Trail Homepage and learn about the history of the BBT and how through partnerships we can connect our parks together along the crest of the mountains.
Follow their progress on the Backbone Trail Ranger's Blog by clicking the story links below.
Maybe next year this could be you!
List of Backbone Trail Ranger's Blogs by Year
List of Ranger Razsa's Blogs
List of Ranger Mike's Blogs
Did You Know?
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area was established in 1978, but the National Park Service did not own public parkland in the area until 1980. National Park Rangers devised clever ways to promote the national park goals without land by creating thriving partnerships with many agencies.