***UPDATE - NEW PARKING LOCATION***
An HWD Classic!
For more info and pics see also https://www.hikingwithdean.com/event/hail-to-the-trail-presidents-day-hike-at-the-old-reagan-ranch/
During the 1950s, when Ronald Reagan hosted TV's "Death Valley Days," he wanted a more rural retreat than his home in Pacific Palisades. So he bought a 305-acre ranch in the hills of Malibu as a place to raise thoroughbred horses and dubbed it "Yearling Row."
Reagan Ranch [masked]), now part of Malibu Creek State Park, is a delight for hikers, who can enjoy the ranch's rolling meadowland and grand old oaks. Trails loop through the Reagan Ranch and connect with the main part of the state park. We'll use a combination of trails--Yearling, Deer Leg, Lookout, Crags Road and Cage Canyon--to explore Reagan Country and the heart of the park.
We'll also be visiting the exterior set for the long-running television show M*A*S*H. The medic tents have been removed, but the location is still recognizable, providing a rich experience for hikers.
Between the MASH set and the ranch we'll enjoy a short snack break at Century Lake. Part of the famous jump into the river by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Paul Newman & Robert Redford) was done by stuntmen at Century Lake (with plenty of Hollywood magic helping out) because the river in Colorado seen in the film wasn’t deep enough to support such a high jump.
On our return to the ranch we'll take a side trip to a scenic vista point at the top of Lake View Trail will It will provide us a beautiful view of Malibou Lake and the surrounding mountains. Reagan was the honorary mayor of Malibou Lake in 1953.
Hike will be about 6.5 miles with 1,000 feet total ascent [NOTE: One of the bridges was flooded on Saturday blocking trail to MASH site. We'll check it out. If we cannot cross it, hike will be a bit shorter. If we do cross it, hike will be a bit longer due to new parking location]
Post Hike shenanigans at Ladyface Alehouse (https://www.ladyfaceale.com/) on the northwest corner of Kanan and Agoura Rds
This hike is sponsored by Amazon - https://amzn.to/2GnCP0a
2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA, 91301
GPS Coordinates: N[masked] W [masked]
From the Ventura Freeway (US 101) in Agoura take the Kanan Road offramp and turn south. Follow Kanan, turn left on Cornell Way, bear right onto Cornell Road for about 3 blocks. Turn right at the main gate to Paramount Ranch.
From PCH turn north onto Kanan for 6 miles then turn right onto Mulholland. After 5.5 miles turn left onto Cornell Rd. Turn left into Paramount Ranch
WHEN YOU ENTER PARAMOUNT RANCH GO TO THE END OF THE ENTRANCE ROAD (YOU’LL SEE IT AS YOU TURN IN) AND TURN LEFT. PARK NEAR THE END.
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