The National Park Service, the Santa Monica Mountains Fund and REI are organizing a trail restoration event for National Trails Day, the largest annual celebration of our nation's hiking trails. The Santa Monica Mountains are home to approximately 500 miles of trails, including the stunning 70 mile Backbone Trial. In the fall of 2018, vast swaths of the Santa Monica Mountains, including many miles of the Backbone Trail, were devastated by the Woolsey Fire. Volunteers will redefine and reshape portions of theEncinal Canyon section of the Backbone Trail which is within the Woolsey Fire perimeter. This work improves public access and safety and also protects vegetation by clearly defining trail boundaries. Please come and be a part of this historic and important restoration!
Recommended dress is long sleeves, long pants, hat, sunglasses, sturdy close-toed shoes and bring work gloves if you have them (if not they will be provided). Please bring a reusable water bottle and sun protection. Tools and refreshments will be provided. Participants must be at least 8 years old and minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Meet at the Backbone Trailhead parking lot across from Fire Camp 13 (1250 S. Encinal Canyon Rd, Malibu). Certain roads may be closed in the area, so please look out for an email reminder closer to the event for the most up to date information.