Rock Pool and Century Lake Trails is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Calabasas, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
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.
Great place to take a nice dip in a hot day!
Had a super time hiking to M.A.S.H. site and ate snack there under a covered patio area with picnic tables, before heading out to climb a rock wall and over to the dam. Then we headed over to the rock pool and did a little more scrambling around the pond area. It was beautifully lush and green right now, which made for great photos. Trails were pretty flat once we descended down shortly past the trail head, and then some parts of the trail was really rocky and uneven, which made it fun. Shoes with good ankle support helped a lot. Other parts of the trail were soft and sandy. I kept on losing GPS signal so my recordings came out inaccurate and jagged. I had 3 apps tracking, but none of them came out right :-( Oh, watch out for poison oak in shadier areas.
Great hike! 7 miles round trip to see the dam about a mile past MASH site and ate lunch at a picnic table then headed to rock pools to swim and watch the climbers. Great for kids, ours are ages 11-14. Bummer no dogs are allowed! Watch out for rattle snakes saw a big one and spring just started.
Took my daughters 8 and 10 yrs old and they Loved it. Make sure to bring mosquito repellant and lots of drinking water. Vending machine sold out! Trail to Mash grounds now open. Enjoy !
Super fun hike! Plenty of different trails to split off to if you feel like mixing things up. Recent storms have really done a number on some of the trails however. We tried to get to the M*A*S*H site and were unable to due to flooding and the trails being covered by debris. Other than that, the trail itself is a blast. The Rock Pool area is absolutely gorgeous, and if you're into climbing like we are, it offers plenty of options for bouldering and rope climbing.
This is a gorgeous park. It has enough trails to satisfy all fitness levels. Bring cash to pay for parking.
Will definitely be returning soon! Easy trail but the scenery is great and trail has multiple rock climbing locations. Stepped away from the trail and explored small areas near by. The more you look around the more you find.