Cheeseboro Canyon Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Cheeseboro Canyon Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Agoura Hills, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.6 miles 1199 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Agoura Hills, CA: Travel US 101 / Ventura Freeway to Cheesebro Road, which carries you to the entrance to the Canyons. Proceed to parking lot.

hiking
3 months ago

Small parking lot. Get there early, or there will be no place to park.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked from Cheeseboro Canyon Trailhead to the intersection with the Palo Comado Canyon Trail. Sun was rather hot but fortunately the trail has no hills to climb and you can hike it shade to shade. There are a couple long sunny stretches but about the time you're really needing some relief you get to another patch of shade. There's almost always a breeze which helps mitigate the heat a lot.

mountain biking
5 months ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

First time mountain biking in years. A bit treacherous at times. It definitely helped having big 19-inch wheels and rear suspension!

hiking
7 months ago

It isn't even May yet and everything has turned back to brown. Would have been nice to have had the green for a while longer. We sure didn't get the monster El Nino they predicted.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Rolling green hills, well maintained trails, great hike, go early, parking, views, great old oak tress,

trail running
9 months ago

Ran this loop with a friend as practice for the Chesebro Half marathon. Early spring like conditions had the grass very green, wild flowers beginning to bloom, and the birds chirping away. Started our run up Chesebro Canyon trail in the middle of the day meant a little warmer condition than I had wanted but there was enough shade here and there during our run. Nice gradual incline at the start helped to warm us up before we got to Shepherds Flat and the big climb before the even steeper downhill on Palo Comado. The last part of Palo Comado heading back to the trail head was challenging but helped complete a fun and enjoyable run. Trail signs throughout were plentiful and easy to follow so we didn't get lost

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

On the surface there really isn't anything unique or special about the portion of this trail that I hiked. However, there is something tranquil about it that I can't explain. It's in a valley surrounded by grass covered hills. There is a dry stream with oaks that intersect with the trail in a few places providing some much appreciated shade. Not enough shade to hike shade to shade so the sun can be oppressive. Fortunately I've found that there is often a breeze. I turned around where the trail intersects the Cheeseboro Ridge connector. Nice grove of oaks with picnic tables available for a lunch or snack break.

This trail is currently closed due to hazardous conditions. Very disappointing.

mountain biking
2 years ago

This is one of my favorite trails to bike. I usually just bike to the "bees in the area" sign and back. This is about 6 miles round trip. It is pretty easy and lots of fun on the way back, downhill. There are other trails left and right, one is going into the Malibu Canyon (end of Las Virgines Road), that is more steep. The trail is not crowded which is good, but what I don't like is the horse poop all over the place. I am not sure why dog owners are required to pick up after their dog but horse owners don't have to. In the cities, they have a bag that is attached somehow to the horse, so the poop is not left all over the streets.

mountain biking
3 years ago

This one is a fire road for about 3 miles until you reach where it says "bees in the area" and then it becomes single track. If you keep going there will be a couple steep rock formations which are pretty fun. Then the trail ends at just under 5 miles when you hit a perpendicular trail. If you go left (sheep corral) you can connect to Polomado and make it back to the parking lot, all in all about 11 miles. Polomado has much steeper inclines though and it more of a strenuous cardio ride. It also connects to modelo which is mostly A few big inclines and then downhill . If you choose to just double back and do cheseboro canyon again, it is extremely easy since coming back towards the trail head is all downhill and only seems to take 10 minutes.
The only thing is if you're going here because it's ranked as easy, that is sort of misleading because after about 3 miles it becomes single track. I took my girl and she was not happy about that part, so we turned back.
Then again if you're more advanced the first three miles are sandy and boring.
Nothing else to detract; this is a good trail which has lots of connectors and you can do a lot with it.

hiking
3 years ago

good for hiking and biking.

hiking
3 years ago

This was a great trail. Depending which roads you follow it can be quite challenging for a beginner. amaaaazing views. I ran into very few people having left later in the day. A lot of wildlife around. I saw rabbits, deer, a rattler. Even was able to record some coyotes yipping. Make sure you watch your timing it gets really dark really fast. Don't underestimate how long it will take you to get back.

mountain biking
3 years ago

Love the trail. Mostly up hill but if you get to the top the ride back is awesome

hiking
4 years ago

Pretty scenery and great trail, easy parking and nice community

hiking
5 years ago

There is a $5 fee area. This is a narrow trail through many plants.