Easy fire road trail with great views. Miner bees have taken over a 40 yard stretch of the trail on the way up the peak before Castro. I only got stung once before I turned around... That aside, great ocean views and Conejo Valley from the backbone. Parking lot max fee $8.

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3 days ago

Well maintained trail that was easy to follow. Good moderate incline on the way up that for your blood pumping, but not too intense. There’s some really awesome red rocks! Was fun to see people rock climbing and slack lining across them!

It was hot today!

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rocky
scramble
4 days ago

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bugs
4 days ago

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over grown
4 days ago

Did this trail yesterday from the main parking lot at Malibu Creek State Park. At about 6.5 miles from the start & once we were on the backbone trail, my partner and I encountered two huge sections of digger bees on the trail/service road. These were encountered 0.5 miles before the stone mandala. It took up the width of the road and were approximately 40 feet long. While intimidating, they are docile and I recommend you walk slow and calmly if you choose to continue. Due to the marine layer on the mountains yesterday, we made a wrong turn and ended up on the road. If you do end up on the road, go to the right (decreasing mile markers) and then take the service road up to the bulldog road. While on the bulldog road we encountered 3 more sections of digger bees but these were smaller patches that didn’t take up the entirety of the road/trail but still exercise caution. After the bulldog trail meets up with another to go to the MASH site, it was a little overgrown. Wonderful trail though: Gets elevation out of way at beginning, beautiful views, fairly wide, and after elevation gain it levels out for the rest. Be sure to practice social distancing, be safe, be responsible, practice Leave No Trace principles, and have fun!

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no shade
9 days ago

This hike is tough mid-day with there being little to no shade. We hiked almost to the end of the trail and would have loved to go further to see the beach. I do not at all recommend bringing your dog or kids on this hike unless it’s a cool day or you plan on going in the cooler time of the day. Lightly trafficked and will do again in the future with no pets!

Beautiful trail! The first couple miles are very steep, but as soon you reach the crest, it's much easier, almost rolling hills. There is cover for the first (and last) mile, so bring sun screen & be prepared for exposure 90% of the time. We encountered a large swarm of bees right around mile 5. They seem to be digger bees & didn't sting while we walked slowly along the side.

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bugs
10 days ago

Great trail, no terrible inclines. Good for dogs and kids. No trash cans, so bring your own trash bags! Watch out for snakes.

As with most trails in the area, there were quite a few people (mostly young males) that neither wore masks nor were willing to move out of the middle of the trail. So a combination of people generally inexperienced on trail etiquette and current covid etiquette. The hike itself is beginning to get dry and areas going up are crowded with thistle. Ok overall, but not worth a long drive for.

on Saddle Peak

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11 days ago

This was everything I look for in a hike. The entire trail was lined with different types of flowers and butterflies. I was worried by the reviews that said there was a steep incline, but I didn’t see it that way at all. There would be relatively flat sections followed by a few rocks you need to step up. Great payoff at the end with a view of the ocean. The trail was narrow, which was fine because not a lot of people were out.

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over grown
11 days ago

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12 days ago

Lovely trail, incline the whole way but its steady. Good workout.

We parked on the street in the residential area on Crags Rd (state park parking lots closed). Modified this hike- started east down Crags Rd, then turned right/southwest up Bulldog Motorway, then another right turn on Lookout, then back down to the car for a nice loop hike of about 2.5+ miles. Bulldog Motorway was really beautiful, with some tree covering and a small creek crossing near the start, then quite some elevation gain coming up out of the canyon and up onto Lookout. Overall, really scenic with nice views and great wildflowers. Not too difficult. All of it is two-track, so plenty of space to distance, but honestly on a Saturday at 2pm we only passed about 4 other hikers.

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rocky
14 days ago

not that bad.. M.A.S.H. site was pretty cool

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over grown
14 days ago

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bridge out
15 days ago

Parking costs $3/hour and $12/day

CENTURY LAKE & ROCK POOL ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED! AS OF 5/19/20. Parking fees ($12.00 all day, $3.00 per hour) are still being charged (despite aforementioned closures). The upper parking lot is closed too. I do appreciate that all of this is delineated on their website (I should have looked before coming) but I do think they should charge reduced parking rates during this time. My understanding is that Century Lake is the highlight of this trail. The ranger made it seem like although the trail was open, it wasn't really worth it without seeing the lake. And if I'm paying the parking fees, that seems like a waste. CURRENT INFO: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=614

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