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Crags Road to Century Lake is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Agoura Hills, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 131 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Lake River Views Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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NOTE: This trail is open, however the Upper Parking Lot is closed due to COVID-19. You can still park in the Lower Lot. You can also park elsewhere and walk or bike here. The Rock Pool and Century Lake are closed.

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Dan Schaeffer
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HikingGreat!No shade

Fairly flat and good trail condition. It’s mostly compacted sand and dirt, so easy and the joints. Beautiful scenery with tons of wildlife to take in, but not overly crowded with people. Only drawback is the lack of shade. I’d probably postpone on a really hot day. If there’s no breeze, you’re in trouble.

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Jack Eberle
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Hiking

Didn’t quite make it all the way to the lake because it was hot and we were a little tired but was an amazing trail. Very scenic. Mash set was cool. Elevation change was negligible. Most people wearing masks, all in all very nice hike.

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Ariana T
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Hiking

Pretty okay straight road most of the way

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Ruby Perez
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HikingGreat!
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Emma Sullivan
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Hiking

Questionable to swim... not sure about water quality. But I stuck my feet in and it was nice !

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Madeline Rouse
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HikingNo shade

Cool to go by the MASH site, about .8 miles from the trailhead. Would recommend going in the evening to avoid heat & crowds. Only saw about 4-5 people.

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George Rager
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Hiking

Shirtless Chads and non-maskers abound. Lotsa novices - a group had to be air lifted out due to heat exhaustion, which seems crazy to me. To get away from the herd, take the Lookout Trail.

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Luis User
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HikingBridge outFeeOver grown
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Marlene Widawer
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Hiking

There’s no parking near the trail head. Very disappointing.

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Ro Vega
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Running

Pretty easy out and back. Elevation gain is super moderate and located at one big hill towards the front end of the trail. Started out out around 7:30am and was pretty empty. Lots of people there towards the end of the trail around 8:45/9. Good run, lots of room, and oddly enough takes you right through the MASH site where the tv series was filmed.

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Claire Edwards
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HikingOver grownRocky

Easy, mostly flat, a little narrow and overgrown and rocky about a mile in. Nice views.

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Camie Rodan
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HikingBugs

Great, flat hike! Parking was not obvious (we parked on a residential street) and there was one pretty significant patch of bees right on the trail, but otherwise a lovely, easy hike. Great for families with kids. Beautiful wildflowers and lots of butterflies and lizards.

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Elizabeth Piceno
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HikingOver grown
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Daniel Hekman
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Hiking

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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Maria Edible
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Hiking

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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Kelly Hutt
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Hiking

Nice short and sweet trail with some cool things to see along the way! Goes right by the M.A.S.H. site about a mile in, and once you cross the river there’s lots of trails that branch off of the main one. Tons to explore! Definitely super easy. Felt more like a nature walk than a hike. Not much of a workout but beautiful views and nice to see the river! Giving it 5 stars because it met everything I needed from a hike today - views, water, relaxation.

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Dotti Egel
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Hiking

Lovely trail. Fun to see the remnants of the old MASH site. Hike was marred only by an extremely discourteous group of horseback riders galloping around and past hikers.

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JM M
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Hiking

Just two spots that smell like open sewer lines but great views and solid 4 miles.

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Anthony C.
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Lee White
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Beautiful scenery and if you look closely you will see wildlife.

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Cristen Brandt
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Very crowded on a Saturday. Spent too much time standing to the side for people who are unaware of trail etiquette.

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Irene Ornelas
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First to Review

Nice trail tucked away in Malibu Lake neighborhood. Street parking on the side of the road at the corner of Crags Rd. and Lookout Rd. Trail leads you past MASH filming site and Century Lake or Century Dam depending on which path you choose.

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Cyn Morales
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Yajaira Hinojosa
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Hope Sanderson
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Michael Monak
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