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closed
3 days ago

First time hiking this place and what we experienced was okay but they had half of the trail closed because of the storm and there was a movie production. Nonetheless, it was still nice. HEADSUP, parking is not free. It’s about $12 in total for all day parking or technically til 10pm.

Lots of weeds and overgrowth on the trail but still a great walk. Climbs and decent views too.

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no shade
over grown
rocky
6 days ago

Hiked it on 3/17/19. Very few inclines that are lung-bustingly steep, but over the entirety of the hike the up and downs get you. Very overgrown right now after all of the recent rain, so expect to be walking through brush knee to head high for about 40% of the hike. Quite exposed as well, so bring enough sunscreen to reapply a few times. We saw a few mountain bikers and people that were entering or exiting from connecting trails, but overall we saw very few people throughout the hike. A large part of the trail is single track and not very even, so your feet will eventually feel it.

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bridge out
6 days ago

bridge is still out but there are logs where you can cross. kind of tricky though, so not for everyone.

hiking
9 days ago

Great bouldering around water.

hiking
11 days ago

I’ve lived in LA for 10 years and hike a lot. I never tried this trail because I was turned off by all of the cars at the trailhead (I like to be alone) but finally did it and in my book, this is the perfect hike (with incredible views of the coast). The first third is a bit hard with relatively steep incline but then it flattens out and the way back is all down.

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bridge out
muddy
rocky
washed out
12 days ago

Long but beautiful hike. Thanks to the extensive rain, there’s lots of poppies, lupine, and other native wildflowers at the moment... not a superbloom, but perhaps heading that way. We took the northern approach to Castro Peak, past the M*A*S*H site up Crags Road to Bulldog Road and finally to the peak. The hike meets the backbone trail shortly past Castro Peak, and continues past the Corral Canyon caves and labyrinth until it comes back around to Las Virgenes. Lots of places to stop and explore, which we enjoyed. Including lunch and a bit of off trail exploration, it took us around 7 hours to do the whole thing. It’s been raining a lot, so if you go in the next few weeks, expect to cross the creek to the M*A*S*H site by using a makeshift bridge, hopping on rocks, or wading.

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scramble
13 days ago

Amazing trail, I agree with the other comments that it should be done clockwise. I almost don’t want to write a comment because I don’t want people to find out out this this loop. :-)

Great views and very nice wide trail!

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bugs
muddy
13 days ago

Nice hike, not many wildflowers yet but they’re coming! Not much water for a trail named for a creek! Nice panoramic view at the end.

wide fire road, bikes have destroyed the middle of the trail. Great views from the bench at the top. multiple hawks surfing the wind around hikers

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bridge out
23 days ago

Unfortunately the washed out bridge made it impossible for me to complete this hike. The tree trunks were too perilous for me to use.

Does anyone know if the creek/river crossing issue has been fixed recently?

hiking
25 days ago

Hiked this trail for the first time today, it’s interesting to see the regrowing of life and green after the fire. Was able to get to the MASH site, if you keep going pass the bridge (which collapsed), you will find a couple big trunks that make it possible to cross with 2 wood platforms. It is tricky and you have to balance across a tree so be careful. I wouldn’t recommend a little kid to try to cross over. Other than that, easy trail, flat most of the way with occasional shade. Loved a mini getaway :)

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful

Beautiful rolling hills are starting to bloom with wild flowers. A peaceful hike with moderate inclines throughout. There are some areas that have running water so you have to jump around to stay on the trail if you want to avoid mud.

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no shade
26 days ago

Not a bad, quick day hike. Easy for experienced hikers and moderate for those not conditioned. Very exposed to the sun, so prepare appropriately. Views good, but there are better in the area.

No fire damage.

hiking
26 days ago

I love this hike. The landscape has changed dramatically since the fire and rain. The bridge is washed out and the creek too wide to cross. I looked for a narrow spot or for a log to cross over without luck. I’m looking forward to the repair of the bridge to make it to the mash site.

A little too easy given the rating. But very pretty rt now due to the recent rain.

hiking
27 days ago

Very mellow, definitely shade for half of it. With all the rain recently the trail itself was a trickling creak so it was muddy. Very quiet and the dog loved it. Saw maybe 2 people midday on a Saturday

This hike has everything. Rock formations, dense foliage and tall grass(winter time). I followed the recommendation of a reviewer below and hiked this trail from finish to end. It definitely paid off as there are some tough areas on the backside of the trail. I highly recommend this trail for its views, moderate difficulty and plant life.

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muddy
30 days ago

Amazing hike! Highly recommend. Definitely on the moderate side of strenuous, mostly just long. The most difficult part is the first 1/3 of the trail going up as it is the steepest incline and you don’t have much shade. After that it’s a gradual incline and your rewarded with amazing views of Malibu canyon, beautiful boulder formations, and caves to explore in and around. By far the highlight of this trek is the treasure of a view you find at the top. One of the best views I’ve seen in LA- you’re able to see a near 360 view of the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, the San Gabriel mountain range (with snow!), downtown LA, Long Beach, Santa Monica, a LARGE stretch of the Pacific, and Catalina Island. My girlfriend and I were super lucky and got to take this in on a crystal clear day.

So pretty! The view feels like a scene straight out of Lord of the Rings. A nice easy walk. I recommend going anywhere between 3-6pm to catch the perfect light!

This trail is so pretty! Of course I went right after all the rain we just had. Everything was GREEN. Clean trails, no bugs, easy and clear guidance even though it was affected by the fire last year. There is very limited shade, so make sure to use sunscreen or a hat if you come during warm weather. The hike is long, but can be broken down into 2 separate loops. Good for all skill set, easy to run as well. Steady incline, but nothing too crazy. And my dog loved it as well!

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bridge out
1 month ago

Great Hike damaged by the Woolsey Fire.

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muddy
1 month ago

Awesome views, the vegetation is getting better after the fires here. It's getting back to normal :)
Looking for fellow hikers that wants to get together. Add me on snap @youisbeautifull

hiking
1 month ago

Very green now. Bridge to MASH set washed out.

hiking
1 month ago

A bit muddy after all the rain but absolutely gorgeous. Not a lot of hikers.

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