THRU-HIKING

Will Rogers State Historic Park to Point Mugu State Park

Will Rogers State Historic Park to Point Mugu State Park

WHAT IS A THRU-HIKE?

Thru-hiking is the adventure of hiking a long-distance trail from one end to the other, whether it’s all in one go or split up into sections. The thousands of miles that make up the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and Continental Divide Trail are what is commonly thought of, with each undertaking requiring immense preparations in trip logistics, physical and mental fitness, and the devotion of many months to living on the trail.

THRU-HIKING THE BACKBONE TRAIL

Thru-hiking is not limited to these American legends though and can be achieved on other end-to-end trails. To have the Backbone Trail as a long-distance trek be so readily available to so many people is truly unique. Despite this access, however, there are limited camping opportunities along the trail, which makes it difficult to complete a continuous thru-hike. To make this journey a more attainable undertaking, Trail Magic Adventures has partnered up with various organizations and land owners to create a network of private campsites to support this journey.​

WE PROVIDE IT ALL

A fully-loaded overnight backpack is what usually accompanies a thru-hiker throughout their long expedition. Despite the many virtues that come from this form of travel, carrying a 30-50 pound backpack for many days can be strenuous and taxing. With all necessary overnight gear already at each of our private campsites, Trail Magic Adventures has created All-Inclusive programs where participants only need to hike with daypacks and their personal essentials.

The Woolsey Fire burned roughly 30 miles of the Backbone Trail and devastated more acres within the Santa Monica Mountains than any other fire in recorded history. The Trail Magic Adventures’ team has been donating funds along with man-power to help rebuild the many trail systems and communities that have been destroyed. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time of renewal and restoration. If you would like to help in the recovery effort, please visit the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council and the SAMO Fund to look at volunteer opportunities.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR HIKE

Thru-hiking along the 69-mile Backbone Trail typically ranges from seven to nine days in length depending on the goals of the group embarking on this expedition. Along with scheduled thru-hikes offered throughout the year, Trail Magic Adventures is happy to create a custom thru-hike that fits your style and schedule. If you are ready to experience dramatic volcanic cliffs, beautifully lush woodlands, and spectacular ocean panoramas all in one enriching adventure, we encourage you to join us for this unforgettable journey!

PROGRAM DURATION

7 Days, 6 Nights

HIKING DISTANCE

Day 1: 9.25 Miles

Day 2: 13.5 Miles

Day 3: 16.5 Miles

Day 4: 8.5 Miles

Day 5: 10 Miles

Day 6: 13.75 Miles

Day 7: 8.75 Miles

Total: 80.25 Miles

GROUP SIZE

6 - 10 Adventurers

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICING

$1,225

The direction and mileage of the journey may be modified based on weather and terrain conditions, the season of the year, or at the prior request of the hiking group. Specific trip logistics with times and meeting locations can be found in the booking section, with final trip materials emailed to participants prior to the adventure.

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