Reagan Ranch Loop
ElevationAscent: 650' 198 m
Descent: -650' -198 m
High: 981' 299 m
Low: 668' 204 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“Run this loop through Ronald Reagan's former ranch land.”— John McKinney
The Lookout Trail then climbs up a ridge covered in oak trees until it reaches a juncture with the Cistern Trail. At this point there are some great views of Malibu Creek and much of the state park. Stay right and follow the Lookout Trail as it descends 1/2 of a mile down the hill's slope until it runs into an intersection with Crags Road, at which point the Lookout Trail ends. Take a right and follow this portion of Crags Road to the northwest, past Century Lake, until you come across a divergent trail on the right side. This is the Cage Canyon Trail.
Follow the Cage Canyon Trail as it rapidly and steeply ascends the canyon northward, with minimal switchbacking, among oak and sycamore trees for 3/10 of mile before reaching the juncture with the Deer Leg Trail and Lookout Trail. Turn left to follow the Deer Leg Trail for a mile back to the original trailhead, completing the loop.
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Land Manager: California State Parks - Malibu Creek