Backbone Trail: Kanan Dume to Latigo Canyon
I took a hike in early January and was feeling pretty lousy, both physically and mentally. I took a few weeks off to heal up, clean up my diet and get my life a little better organized. I returned with this 7 1/2 mile hike in Malibu. I Didn’t know exactly what to call this one. I started at the parking area on Kanan Dume Road and turned around 1 1/2 miles after crossing Latigo Canyon Road. There wasn’t much to see with the heavy overcast and tall brush, but I was grateful for the mild weather.
Driving Directions: From Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, turn onto Kanan Dume Rd. Drive 4.4 miles to the trailhead parking lot on the left, just beyond the first tunnel.
First I hiked up a hill next to Kanan Dume Road. The trail then took me over the top of these tunnels.
I hiked another 1.4 miles past Latigo to a T-junction. If you follow the junction to the right it will take you to the parking lot at the top of Corral Canyon in 2.8 miles. To the left the trail goes up 0.5 miles to private property and a locked gate. I did all of this on my Castro Crest hike about a year and half ago.