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Bulldog - Backbone - Edison  (California)      17k views  
          Route creator K0KE  

Route Overview

Overall:  9.2
Technical:  7.5
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Distance: 37.8 miles
Ascent: 8,012 feet
Time: 6:48 minutes
Ladder Points +141
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This epic route connects three great trails: Bulldog - Mesa, Backbone and Zuma Ridge - Edison. Bulldog climb and Zuma Edison climb are two of the toughest in the region. Parking at Malibu Creek State Park is $8/day but this route can be started from Corral Canyon or Kanan Dume for free. Please excercise caution on paved Kanan Dume Road and Malibu Canyon Road as there is fast traffic.

GeoLadders again supports 'Uploading' directly from a Garmin device to Post activities, but using the IE browser only (Microsoft Interent Explorer). Plug in your Garmin to your computer and give it a try, just click 'Upload from GPS' button above this text. Or, if uploading a new route, click the red 'Upload Activity' button top upper right.

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* How to 'Upload' (or POST) a GPX file to an existing GeoLadders route from your Garmin gps. For example, upload your activity to Strava then export ACTIVITY as GPX from Strava to your computer. Open the activity in Strava, click the 'Action' icon on left (wrench), select 'Export GPX' (saves to 'Downloads' on your computer). Go to, open the existing route you want to post to, select 'Post GPX to this route' (on left), then click the 'Browse' button (middle of page), find the GPX in your 'Downloads' directory. Double click, save. That's it. Your route appears on and in your dashboard.

** How to 'Export' a GeoLadders route to put on your Garmin gps.
Download the GeoLadders route to your computer as a GPX using the 'Export GPX' link, to the left. Login to Garmin Connect at 1. Select ACTIVITIES (far left menu, 5th option) 2. Upper right, click IMPORT, then click BROWSE, middle of page. 3. Double click the activity, then click IMPORT DATA button. 4. The activity opens (in Garmin Connect), then upper right, of the 5 icons, click the GEAR icon 5. then SEND TO DEVICE (Note: you can rename the acivity before sending to your device). The activity will show in 'Courses' on your Garmin device with the default name or the name you gave it. 6. You'll need to unplug your device to view courses on your device. That's it.

  Route Comments
hardest day on my enduro. next time a light xc will do the job much better. rode it on Christmas day not a single rider for the all trip. got 2 ticks bites sore neck and a bump on my knee. amazing views 1 st time in the Malibu creek park on a bike can't wait to go back. entire trip took me 35 miles so I may be made a wrong turn somewhere. direction are great considering i have never been in the park before.
Good long route with lots of climbing. Edison is overgrown right now
Need to rerate points for this EPIC route.
I made the ride solo. It was drizzling most of the day so the climbs really took it out of me...the dirt on bulldog and edison was like pedaling up soft clay. No water is available until the very end at the bathrooms on Malibu Canyon road. Make sure you take plenty of food and water. Enjoy. It's a tough one.
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