Pentachaeta Loop

HARD 53 reviews
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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
935 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months 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
4 months 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.

5 months ago

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

5 months 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
5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 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

7 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
7 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
7 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.

hiking
8 months ago

One of our favorite hikes https://www.meetup.com/localhikers/events/230333698/

8 months ago

Very hard to stay on the right trail.

8 months ago

Lots of foliage right now due to Tue rains. Challenging and lots of rocks.

9 months ago

Much harder than suggested,very steep terrain

hiking
10 months ago

This is a great hike but it is harder then moderate. VERY steep at times, slippery, tiny trail...we loved it just wished I had brought my hiking stick. Beautiful views and very green right now

hiking
10 months ago

We put together a quick video summary on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCQFarERJlE

Hiked it early January between downpours and while the first 40 minutes is bound to disappoint, when you get to the spine of the mountain it's stunning...

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike. Pretty steep in a couple sections and a little slick in a few spots due to rain the night before. My boys (8 & 11) loved it.

hiking
11 months ago

great views. challenging to get up and down the spine of the mountain but worth it.

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Great hike!

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