Cheeseboro Canyon Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Agoura Hills, California 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.
dogs on leash
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.
It is raining season, it is spring, it is so green... some area is muddy, but the view is so pretty ..
They locked the gate to the parking lot the day after significant rain. I asked one of the volunteers at the information booth, manned on weekends, why the gate was locked Jan 2 (after another rain). He said it was due to parking lot condition. Cars get stuck in the lot when it's muddy, Have an alternate plan if you're headed this way and there's been recent rains. I went over to the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon trail and had a great hike. The trail was muddy but I saw dozens of mountain lion prints.
The canyon is green! The rain has made the hills green but many trails are muddy. This one through the canyon is passable. A couple spots where you couldn't completely avoid the mud but it wasn't deep. FYI, they will lock the gate to the parking area if it's too muddy. They did it January 2. You may want to have a backup location in mind if hiking shortly after a rain.
Small parking lot. Get there early, or there will be no place to park.
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.
First time mountain biking in years. A bit treacherous at times. It definitely helped having big 19-inch wheels and rear suspension!
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.