Grasslands Trail

EASY 18 reviews
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Grasslands Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Agoura Hills, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

4.8 miles
574 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running




no dogs

The Grasslands Trailhead is the most popular trailhead I've encountered in western Los Angeles/eastern Ventura counties. It's popular because the hiking and biking opportunities in Malibu Creek State Park are outstanding. The statistics are for a hike to the MASH television show filming site. It's a very nice destination if you're at all familiar with the show. There is also a Visitors Center in the park that on my last visit a decade ago had a lot of information on filming that's been done in what is now the state park (check for operating hours). Malibu Creek runs through the park and I've seen children playing in it. It's a beautiful area and the park does offer facilities like porta-potties and picnic tables. There are oak groves with picnic tables that are an open invitations for an outing that includes a lunch stop. No dogs on the Grasslands Trail and in the "backcountry" of the park.

25 days ago

200 ft from our car we saw a family of deer. Within 15 minutes we reached the top of a hill with a 360 degree view the grassy plain & mountains. We hiked a little bit further to the rock pool, which was refreshing even in the heat of summer. We spent a little too much time at the rock pool, so we didnt get to explore many of the other trails. If I end up in this area again, this will for sure be a stop.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Awesome hike! It was extremely easy, and mostly flat. It was very scenic and parking is free on the Mulholland Highway. It was also very shady after dropping to Crags Road.

4 months ago

6 months ago

8 months ago

Lots of water in Malibu Creek. Hills haven't greened up yet. The new grass hasn't overcome the old dead gray growth. Canyons north of 101 are greener but a dirty green. Not sure why but the old growth seems less dense in Upper Las Virgenes Canyon,

trail running
10 months ago

mountain biking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Some nice little hills, cool ride to Malibu Lake... Or almost to it, you can't go all the way.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I really liked it! $3 parking for 1hr. Not sure what the longer times cost....
I just walked and followed trails that lead to a dead end with a gate that said no trespassing. I just turned around and went back. I enjoyed it! There's some parts of shade and the creek runs along the path!
Just would like to note that I am a female and I went alone. I have enter been before and although I was scared, I felt safe. There weren't any people and I just kept a look out of my surroundings. I'll be going back!!!

Friday, June 03, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Hiked the Grasslands Trail to Crags Rd and the visitor center. Came back High Road. Everything has dried up. Malibu Creek only has small pockets of water and the grasslands are all brown. It would have been nice if it had stayed green longer but still a really nice hike.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Just so you don't show up at the Grasslands Trail hoping to have a nice outing with your canine is clearly marked that dogs are NOT allowed on the trail.

Thursday, September 03, 2015