As the land was being obtained by state and federal funds, the Task Force recognized the need for trails. In the 1970's, we organized a trail crew, led by Ron Webster.
Over the years, this volunteer crew has built and maintained a great many of the trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. Some of these trails laid the foundation for the Backbone Trail, including Musch Ranch, Topanga Nature, Dead Horse, Piuma Ridge, Saddle Creek, Fossil Ridge, Hondo Canyon, Ray Miller, Wood Canyon Vista, Coyote Trail, and many more.
The Trail Crew still maintains a strong program of building and maintaining trails that support recreational use throughout the Santa Monicas and in adjacent parkland.
Meeting places and time vary and are subject to change, depending on weather and other factors. For information: call Ron or Mary Ann Webster at (310) 559 3126. Cell: 310 733 7042. We meet at 8:30am. Work day is usually six hours.
We email each week with details of work & directions. Significant rain cancels trail work. All work is on Saturday unless noted. Wear gloves, long- sleeved shirt, long pants, boots, eye protection, gloves. We provide tools for maintenance. Bring lunch and water.
02/16/13 - Leacock Trail (Pacific Palisades)
02/23/13 - Bent Arrow Trail (off dirt Mulholland)
03/02/13 - Musch Meadows Trail
03/09/13 - Bay Tree Trail
03/16/13 - Santa Ynez Canyon
03/23/13 - Hondo Canyon
03/30/13 - OPEN
04/06/13 - Bienveneda Trail (Pacific Palisades)
04/16/13 - Upper Santa Ynez