This section of the Backbone Trail starts west up the center of the “V” intersection of Stunt Road and Schueren Road. The short, single-track trail is forested, providing spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Occasionally, the trail also offers views of the Pacific Ocean as it gradually ascends the east side of Saddle Peak.
Trail can be accessed from the Lois Ewen Overlook Staging Area in Topanga State Park. From the 101, exit on Las Virgenes Road. Turn left onto Mulholland Highway. After 4 miles turn right onto Stunt Road. Staging area will be on the left after 4 miles at the intersection of Stunt Road, Saddle Peak Road, and Schueren Road.