Pentachaeta Loop

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Pentachaeta Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Westlake Village, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

The initial trail to the reservoir is fine, even though it's a little washed out and rocky. Nice view. After that, staying on the trail is near impossible without following along with the app the whole time. I won't do this one again.

hiking
14 days ago

There are too many different trails all overgrown and not marked. Thin trail was mainly gravel and loose rock in the center. The view from the top is great though but not worth the steep and loose rock trail.

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1 month ago

Pretty tough moderate trail. Very steep in many places. Great diversity in terrain and views. I would recommend

1 month ago

be aware - the trail is not Moderate! It is would rate it Moderate to Hard.
In some areas the trail was washed from the past winter. For these summer months, not too many areas to escape the sun.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

It's OK. I lost twice...so many trails there.

2 months ago

This trail is poorly maintained and goes on roads for a good portion of it. The lake is also fenced off.

2 months ago

Very overgrown and should be rated as hard, pretty good time as long you don't bring anyone non adventurous, and don't bring your dog

2 months ago

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3 months ago

This trail is more challenging than it appears on the app. Vegetation over grown and parts of the trail were washed out by winter rains making it more hazardous to navigate.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is no joke. Some of the trail, due to the rains is washed away. Lots of loose dirt in the narrow parts. Other than that the views are great. I slipped on my butt a few times when it got dark, and lost my gopro. :(

hiking
3 months ago

The trail is so overgrown on the east side due to the heavy rains earlier in the year. Nice views over Kanan Rd and a reservoir.