Palo Comado Canyon Trail

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Palo Comado Canyon Trail is a 9.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Agoura Hills, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1056 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

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. Hike Modelo Spur to Modelo Trail to Palo Comado Connector to reach this canyon trail.

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17 days ago

Hiked this loop on a warm day. Mostly encountered Mtn bikers on the trail. The majority seem to ride clockwise so Hike opposite way to see them coming. Take plenty of water. There isn’t a lot of shade on much of the trail. Trail is well worn so not too rocky, but it can be very dusty.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

We encountered several bikers, who moved clockwise through the northern half of this loop. Therefore, I recommend hiking this loop counterclockwise, so that you can see them coming.

There was a significant amount of horse manure on the southern half of this loop.

Difficulty level was moderate.

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10 months ago

Very green. Lots of people. Bikers ride fast, you have to keep your dog close. Horses. Moderate trail.

hiking
10 months ago

This is one of the greener canyons in western LA/eastern Ventura counties. I don't know why but the old growth in some of the canyons is more dense. The dense old growth adds a grey tint to the green, It's almost like the grass in this canyon was cut and removed like it was hay. In any case this is one of the more beautiful and tranquil canyons. The oak stands are also nice and serene. Not too many people although bikers do tend to travel rather fast. Fortunately there aren't a lot of blind curves.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Excellent trails and view / surroundings with foliage (for the area)

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Monday, November 14, 2016

This hike was long but more easy with moderate sections rather than a hard hike. I went on 11/13/16 and everything was very dry. It may be a much nicer hike in the spring. There are a couple of gorgeous valley views otherwise not a ton to look at. There's not a lot of shade, bring water. There are many other trail options to take too. I did like that the trail was well maintained, good signage, and easy to follow. It may be a good night hike! There weren't too many people other than a handful of mountain bikers so that was nice too.