Las Virgenes Fireroad Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Agoura Hills, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Did this hike because Las Virgenes Creek was flowing across the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon trail. This trail was muddy in places but passable. About 3/4 of a mile in you start picking up a lot of deer tracks. Interestingly, about 3/4 of a mile in there are far fewer canine tracks. Dogs aren't allowed on this trail but some people still bring dogs. From the print evidence there are far fewer than other trails and that number decreases with distance from the park. At about 3/4 of a mile I also found what looked very much like mountain lion prints. They weren't excellent prints but you could see certain characteristics that pointed to cat rather than canine. Photos are included under my February 2016 Juan Bautista De Anza Las Virgenes Fireroad recording. When hiking together this past January in Liberty Canyon, a friend of mine also found mountain lion prints. Liberty Canyon is to the west and the two canyons merge less than a mile to the south.
Hiked to the high point of the Talepop Trail. Can hike this section of trail shade to shade. There are some sunny stretches but on the climb the shady spots are nicely spaced. As usual there is a nice breeze especially through Liberty Canyon and Las Virgenes Canyon.
Nice trail originating from Juan Bautista De Anza Park off Lost Hills Rd in Calabasas. You can avoid all the congested parking near Mulholland and Las Virgenes by using this trailhead. The only real negative is the road noise from Las Virgenes Rd. There is some shade on the trail and there is often a breeze because Malibu Creek offers a pass to the ocean. The park offers restroom facilities and a parking lot. Trailhead also offers easy access to the Talepop trail. Dogs are not allowed on this trail.