Looking for a great trail in Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons, California? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons ranging from 2.8 to 15.9 miles and from 954 to 2,217 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

nature trips



trail running


bird watching

dogs on leash

mountain biking

wild flowers


horseback riding


The park is open 8am to sunset.

Went back to this trail again and noticed more lupine batches on the hillsides between the temporary parking and the Morrison Ranch house site. Some of the lupine patches had poppies. Also the bridge on Chesebro Road has been replaced and there were many CCC workers getting the parking lot ready yesterday. The work looked like it was wrapping up today so that lot may be open soon.

There's more wildflowers than I've seen on this loop in the past. There are a few Catalina Mariposa Lilies which are one of the most beautiful wildflowers. One hillside has a large bloom of lupines. Check out my Cheeseboro South Wildflowers to see where some of the wildflowers are. The wildflowers will all be gone soon but this is still a nice easy loop. The area is recovering nicely although there is still a lot of evidence of the Woolsey fire.

beautiful flowers if you go clockwise the rest of the trail is pretty boring to be honest should be rated easy

full of beautiful wild flowers!!!

A little bit of everything for everyone, easy to moderate, technical, climbs and downhill, single and dual track, spring flowers in bloom. An excellent hike or bike.

Great winter hike! Lots of bikers in both directions. Several entrances to the main loop. Saw a couple coyotes as well.

There’s s beautiful waterfall, go see it before it dries up.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great for beginners with basic mountain bike!

Amazing trail

Gorgeous rolling greens trail. Moderate yet muddy when I chose to go last weekend after the rains. Lots of fun off shoots to explore. It was beautiful to see the regrowth coming in since the fires. A total rebirth of the valley. We saw loads of coyotes coming back and looking for meals so think about keeping small dogs on leashes.

One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve been on in the area. Gorgeous rolling hills for miles. Good mix of easy to moderate trails you can get lost on for an entire morning. The fires effects are still present but the areas rebirth it beautiful to watch. Blackened areas are being kissed by green grasses and sprouts coming out of charred trees. There are still road closures and the parks lot wasn’t open but I parked at the beginning of the lot. The trail was very muddy due to recent rains.

Go to trail close to the house. Great for trail running. Very tame mountain bike trail. Can be hot in the summer...

Unfortunately, the Morrison ranch house, was lost in the Woolsey Fire. A true piece of southern California history. It had survived over 120 years. A picture of what remains at the site has been posted.

on Smoke Tree Trail

6 months ago


nice area. you can ride your bike, run if you like to run some trails like i do or just hike. there's not much shade so the sun will be a factor..

nature trips
9 months ago

I love it is really close to my house

9 months ago

i would rate this as a easy to moderate trail on difficulty. i think people rate the difficulty based on distance. Nice trails throughout

Starting to get hot so the earlier you go the better. Thankfully a little of the June Gloom kept it on the cooler side. I took the little short cut (Dead Cow Trail) and thought it gave better views than the other part of the Palo Comado Trail.

10 months ago

Nice long hike with changing scenery. Definitely go counter-clockwise if hiking. Not overly difficult - not entirely sure why this is rated as “Hard”: Perhaps it’s the distance?

mountain biking
10 months ago

Fun basic trail that is great for beginners. There are sections with rock obstacles which are tunneled within trees. Great views too. Recommend bringing more than 24oz of water/sport drink during the heat. Popular trail for the horse riding Agoura neighborhood.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Rattlesnakes are out in full force now. My son had a baby one cross the trail right in front of his bike

Went on hike on Sunday April 29 a group of 10 around noon. There were plenty of parking spots. Park rangers were there to provide information of trails. Considering weekend, not many people were on the trails. All hikers we met along the way were very friendly. We’ll definitely go back.

Beautiful views. Sections of the trail are just breathtakingly amazing!! Not much shade on the first half of the trail. Didn’t see many other hikers.

LONG, only a couple of longer climbs. But a great day trip.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Good old reliable cheseboro

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A fun loop with great views.
Very light foot traffic but mountain bike trail at the higher elevations and along Cheesboro section.
Best avoided on weekends as the bike traffic is much heavier.

The whole family loved the trail.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Most of the bikers were friendly, but some of the trail was very narrow and the bikers go so fast that it’s not the best place to hike with dogs. But it was a good hike.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

An easy 4.8 mile loop up and along the service road and back again. Takes less than two hours.
Great view down into Cheesboro Canyon, over towards Las Virgenes Open Space and Simi Peak.
Very little shelter so plan accordingly.
This place belongs to the Coyotes so respect their space, you're a guest here.

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