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Pentachaeta Loop is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Westlake Village, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 1,017 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Running Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Over grown No shade
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Note: As of May 2020, the trail is accessible however the lake is fenced off.

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Vamsi Krishna
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Hiking
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Mike R
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HikingGreat!No shade

Friend and I have started hiking during pandemic. This trail was best yet. Some challenging spots going up and down so agree w/hard rating. Route along ridge worth effort and level of risk. Hiking boots helped.

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Rustic ~ Water
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HikingGreat!

I absolutely enjoyed my sunset hike along this trail. Peaceful. Loved the elevation and came across two wild rabbits which made the hike that much more enjoyable.

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Israel Alcocer
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HikingGreat!No shadeOver grown

Good trail. However, there are many paths and routes that you can take and there aren’t many signs to show you the way to go. In my opinion, it should be reclassified as Moderate.. Highly recommended.

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Ana Figueroa
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Hiking

Pretty dry !!! No shade!!! Nice views !! Better o. A cold cloudy day !!

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joseph H
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phucking hated it. the only redeeming thing here was seeing a statue of buddha and giving it an offering.

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Helena Raymond
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HikingNo shade

It’s level hard for a reason coz it is. Wear long pants coz the vegetation is over grown and at times very steep and narrow. If you are afraid of heights, it will be challenging. Bring lots of water. Be careful out there. The view was worth the climb.

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Susan Wood
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HikingGreat!Over grownRocky

one of the best trails in the area. if you love hiking, it's challenging, interesting with excellent views. beautiful sunset over the lake. recommend going clockwise. can do in just over 2 hours. saw a deer and a tarantula.

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Richelle Huff
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HikingGreat!

Follow the map! It’s easy to get lost. Nice view at the top! Definitely a hard hike,trail can get so steep and challenging. U need a good hiking shoes.

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Hampton B
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Went this morning 8/13/20 and spotted a mountain lion. Anyone confirm sightings?

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Sam Miller
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On my favorites. The ridge walk was solid.

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Olivia Thompson
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BackpackingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

This trail was beautiful. We went at about 5:45 pm which put us right above the reservoir for sunset. Make sure to take lots of water as this is a strenuous one!

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Daniel Carlu
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HikingOver grown

This one is tough! The route takes you places that you can barely consider a trail and if you’re afraid of heights like i am this trail will scare you good I suggest long pants bc the top has these dry vine like bushes thatll cut you up good but the views are spectacular!

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Beatrice Michel
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HikingNo shadeOver grown

This stunning trail is amazing to have in our backyard. We are experienced hikers but this gets me going each time. It is a great exercise with incredible views and challenging moments of steep climbing. The trail is very visible but lots of dried brush up on top. Be aware of rattlesnakes in the summer. Bring water and sunscreen. And if you go alone, like I did last time, don’t forget your phone. Just in case you need it. I did it in 2 hours 15 but it can take up to 3 hours if you take your time.

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Thalia Ramirez
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HikingNo shadeOff trailOver grownRocky

I recommend starting clockwise. You will lose the trail path multiple times, don’t go alone. Pack water, wear hats, wear sunscreen. Very over grown path, wear thick ankle socks. This trail gets 5 stars, because even though it’s pretty hard to do. The view is absolutely unbeatable. Stunning, absolutely stunning.

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Pariya Chanchaisri
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HikingNo shadeOff trailOver grownRocky

For a person who is not as experienced with hiking, I gotta say this is definitely one of the hardest and most elevated trails I’ve done. However, it was our first time using this app and it seems like we completely cut the trail off route completely in half. We ended up hiking up one such a steep level. On the way back is another scary experience for us. Roads were definitely rocky and be careful on the way down. I have slipped multiple times and ended up hurting myself. Gotta remember to bring a more proper hiking shoes the next time I come back.

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