Cheeseboro Canyon Trail

MODERATE 108 reviews

Cheeseboro Canyon Trail is a 10.6 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
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1085 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
12 days 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.

2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

trail running
3 months ago

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
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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
8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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
10 months ago

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
11 months ago

beautiful!!! all green!!!

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful views and not crowded at all !

hiking
11 months ago

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
11 months ago

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.

hiking
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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

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