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Backbone Trail w/ Jim Burklo {Religious Life}

  • 700 Malibu Canyon Road Woodland Hills, CA, 91302 United States (map)


Join us for a lovely morning in the Santa Monica mountains! We’ll take in the views with Rev. Jim Burklo on a hike along an eight-mile portion of the Backbone Trail in Malibu. Conversations of faith, friendship, mindfulness and more abound with the ol’ Pacific as our backdrop… We’ll leave campus early to beat the heat, take lunch on the trail, and head back to USC in the early afternoon.


PEAK: Backbone Trail


SCENERY: Malibu Canyon! The ocean! Mountains!

FUN FACT: The full Backbone Trail extends 70 miles through the Santa Monica mountains!



DEPARTMENT: Office of Religious Life

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Rev. Burklo is Senior Associate Dean of Religious Life at USC. He’s also an avid hiker, meditator, author, and a leader of multiple faith-oriented initiatives on campus. Be prepared for wisdom, inspiration and conversation with an all around great person!

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TRIP LEAD: Ben Watkins

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ADDRESS: 700 Malibu Canyon Road, Woodland Hills, CA 91302