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Rock Pool and Century Lake Trails is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Calabasas, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 331 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Rock climbing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Lake

Partially paved

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Getting There

Please note: As of 5/19/20, Century Lake & Rock Pool are currently CLOSED. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Lovely walk down oak shaded lane, a stunning rock pool with vertical walls of volcanic rock, and a picturesque lake pretty enough for a calendar. An easy hike with lots of variety. At the Rock Pool, watch rock climbers attempt to scale the Planet of the Apes wall, were the movie of the same names was filmed. When you reach Century lake, make sure to take the path down to the lake, its a truly spectacular place to stop for a picnic. Those with more energy can continue on several miles past Century lake to the site of the old M.A.S.H television series.

From Highway 101/Ventura Freeway, take Las Virgines Road in Agora towards the beach. Just after crossing Mulhulland Road, you will see the Malibu Creek State Park entrance on your right. Park in the second parking lot.

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Vanessa Hernandez
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This is a really easy trail. Lots of families and groups of people using this trail. The rock pool is lots of fun and entertaining. $12 to park for the entire day or $3 per hour.

Nathan Ketchum
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Was a nice hike from the paid parking lot to the MASH site. The parks department was clearing the trail while we were hiking so it is nice and wide now between the lake and the MASH site. Only downside is crossing the creek you have to climb down a concrete slab to a single plank.

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Amanda Caceres
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Timothy O.
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Paid parking, overgrown in some areas. Arrived late and bit packed on a Friday

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Lauren Gibson
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The best!!

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Tali L
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As of June 14th lake and trail is still closed. However other trails are open. Parking would be $12 for the day

Tanner Champagne
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Nice continue on from the bridge.

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Andrew Mahoney-Fernandes
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Katherine Hwang
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Parking costs $3/hour and $12/day

Maria Edible
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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

Judi Hansen
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lots of people out today.

Bec & Conner Cappel
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Hiking

We went a different way from the marked trail because we wanted to see the MASH site. Overall fairly easy trail with a mix of shade and sun. Some incline and stairs, but nothing too strenuous.

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Brenda Briones
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Nice beautiful hike Hardly any shade

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Slavi Zii
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An easy hike but beautiful once you reach the pools!

Derek Jett
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Kristen and I hiked to the mash TV set and back. We were so pleased with the trees and the views. Trai was wide and great footing. Easy to go fast and not much elevation change. Lots of water - creeks and lakes (dams).

Laura Duffy
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Easy trail. Rock pool was pretty and there were climbers on the wall as well as behind the rock pool. If you take the right loop out to the rock pool and return on the left, you have to cross back to the trailhead over the creek via rocks. For a Midwesterner, century lake is more like a creek. The bridge at the end of century lake is not complete but a log/rock steps have been jury rigged.

Paul Matlock
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Spend the day! Lots of fun! Short spurts of elevation! The bridge over the river to get to the mash trail was out so we had to venture a little north and cross over a tree.

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Allison Hershey
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