This trail climbs up to Saddle Peak, offering spectacular views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and the cities of Malibu and Los Angeles. This segment can be accessed from other pieces of the Backbone Trail, including Fossil Ridge to the east and Piuma Ridge to the west. Cars can park at the staging areas for these trails for a one-way trip. There is no parking on Piuma Road but there is limited parking on Stunt Road.
Saddle Peak Trail can be accessed from the Lois Ewen Overlook Staging Area via Fossil Ridge Trail. From the 101, exit and head south on Las Virgenes Rd. Turn left onto Mulholland Hwy. After 4 miles turn right onto Stunt Rd. Staging area will be on the left after 4 miles.