This segment of the Backbone Trail heads east across the land bridge over Tunnel 1 on Kanan Dume Road, then traverses the north-facing, wooded slope above upper Newton Canyon. The
trail descends into the densely wooded canyon and climbs back up into the chaparral-blanketed slopes before reaching the Latigo Trailhead. Expect views of vineyards in upper Newton Canyon.
From the PCH, turn north on Kanan Dume Road. Travel 4.4 miles. Staging area is on left (west) just north of Tunnel 1. From the 101, exit Kanan Road. Head south approx. 8 miles to the Kanan Backbone Trail trailhead on your right (west).