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Best Hikes In Southern California

If you are searching for fun things to do in the Los Angeles or Ventura County areas, your list of possible activities in the area is probably quite long. With popular arts and culture, delicious food, and picturesque beaches, this stretch of California coast has a lot to offer, including some of the best hikes in Southern California. In fact, there is so much stuff to do, that one of its best activities still remains a largely unknown and wonderful adventure: Hiking the Backbone Trail through the Santa Monica Mountains.

What Makes The Backbone Trail Such An Amazing Southern California Hike?

Situated in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area — the biggest urban national park in the world — this extensive trail offers everything from panoramic cityscape views to uninterrupted looks at the Pacific. Through a concerted joint effort of public and private organizations, carving out and organizing all 69 miles of the Backbone Trail took almost five decades. However, the end result is a trail that can be crowned one of the best hikes in Southern California.

Today, you can enjoy the results of a decades-long process with easy access to the Backbone from multiple trail-heads throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. While other trails can give you an idea of what these mountains have to offer, no other hike in Southern California shows the full scope of the landscape — from volcanic cliffs to wooded canyons — quite like the Backbone Trail.


Is Hiking In Southern California Difficult?

As any experienced hiker will tell you, hiking anywhere can be dangerous if you are not prepared for your journey ahead of time. Luckily for you, Trail Magic Adventures does most of the prep work that leads up to a journey, you just have to make sure that you bring your essentials with you when you start. We will provide the food, the packs, the guides, the campsites, and pretty much everything else you could need. Our All-Inclusive programs provide all hiking and overnight gear, nutritious food, water, and Wilderness First Responder backcountry guides to support hikers on their journey.

What Makes This Trip One Of The Best Hikes In Southern California?

The mountains are picturesque, the scenery is beautiful beyond compare, and the variety of terrain and setting is unique to the state of California. However, the thing that makes the Trail Magic experience one of the best hikes in Southern California, is the meaningful re-connection that you will have with your friends and with Nature. 


It doesn't matter if you are looking for a single night camp-out to watch the sunset with your family somewhere along the California Coast, or if you are looking to challenge yourself with the full-length of a thru-hike, Trail Magic Adventures has the tools and the ability to make it happen.

If you would like to experience one of the best hikes in Southern California, contact us today so we can build the perfect Trail Magic Adventures experience for you. Or, if you know exactly what you want, check out our online booking options. Your adventure awaits!

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