Cheeseboro Canyon Trail

MODERATE 103 reviews

Cheeseboro Canyon Trail is a 10.4 mile heavily 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.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,122 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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
5 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
5 months ago

I love it is really close to my house

mountain biking
6 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
7 months ago

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

9 months ago

Good old reliable cheseboro

hiking
10 months ago

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.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Great trail
Lots of bikers on weekends
Too much horse poop to give it a 5

hiking
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Love this trail! Extremely low traffic and stunning views. Good challenging incline, but great flats to run as well.

trail running
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Good open trails with lots of options. Trail is soft in spots and because of all the options it’s easy to get flipped around or lost. The middle peak is nice, but the trail is pretty bland otherwise. There is trails for all skill levels.

hiking
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lots of mt. bikes. We entered the loop from Doubletree Lane, so only 7 miles for us.

hiking
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Saw three deer today (Sept 19,2017) hiking this trail. See my milepost on my recording Cheeseboro Canyon View attached to Cheeseboro Canyon View Trail. Always great to see deer. It wasn't near dawn or dusk but about 11:45. It was a cloudy cooler day. There was a doe with male and female fawns. Doe stayed pretty well hidden but fawns were out in the open. Both the young ones and I had a staring contest but they were unperturbed.

mountain biking
Friday, June 09, 2017

Difficult climb on dead cow trail as it is full of channels and holes. But a great down hill ride after the climb.

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Really peaceful Canyon, mostly wide trail, better to hike in cooler evening. I've hiked in midday and the sun kinda wipes you out as there are limited shade and breezes. Well travelled by bikers and hikers, listen for the bike bells and step to the left!

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

As I anticipated the Cheeseboro Canyon Trail was very busy with hikers, hikers with dogs, and bicycles. Parking lot was near capacity at 9:30 when I arrived. I was walking a friends dog which complicates the hike. She is getting old and now moves rapidly away from aggressive dogs. I usually sit her down so in her haste to get away, I don't trip over her. In a couple instances we had bicycles and dogs converging at the same place. Once a couple horses were thrown into the mix, If you want a more peaceful experience from this trailhead get off the Cheeseboro Canyon Trail and onto one of the many other options. You won't have the trail to yourself but it'll be way less crowded.

hiking
Friday, March 24, 2017

beautiful!!! all green!!!

hiking
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Beautiful views and not crowded at all !

hiking
Friday, March 17, 2017

super crowded. It should say heavily-trafficked trail with lots of mountain bikers. It is pretty, but poor signage is confusing. There is a ranger trailer with a very nice, helpful ranger. If you're looking for a nice, peaceful hike this is not for you. If you're a mountain biker or runner, you'll love it.

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Went for a quick hike about 11:15 on a perfect Saturday (first weekend of March). Parking lot was full. Managed to get a spot that I assume someone else had recently vacated. People were parked in most every conceivable place that wasn't designated no parking. By 11:00 parking will usually free up some but not this particular day. When planning a hike in Cheeseboro Canyon on a weekend, I'd have an alternative in mind. Between the parking lot closing because it's too muddy and it being full because its a good day, you may need to go to plan B. If you're in a group with multiple cars, carpooling is recommended.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

It is raining season, it is spring, it is so green... some area is muddy, but the view is so pretty ..

hiking
Sunday, January 08, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

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

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

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
Monday, May 30, 2016

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

hiking
Thursday, April 28, 2016

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.

trail running
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

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
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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.

Monday, August 17, 2015

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

mountain biking
Monday, March 31, 2014

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
Saturday, November 23, 2013

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
Saturday, September 21, 2013

good for hiking and biking.

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