The National Park Service says it’s acquired one of the final three chunks of land it needs to finish a 65 mile long trail in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
The Park Service says it bought five acres of land near the Etz Meloy Motorway from a private landowner for just over $62,000. It’s another chunk of a 25 year long project to create what’s known as the Backbone Trail, from Will Rogers State Historic Park, in Los Angeles County to Pt. Mugu State Park in Ventura County.
If the Park Service can buy the last two pieces of the puzzle, hikers will be able to use the entire 65 miles long trail while staying on public property.