Summary: Cheeseboro Canyon is very popular with both hikers and bikers. It traverses rolling grasslands covered with beautiful oak and sycamore trees. It's a relatively easy hike, with modest elevation gains, and a good shady fire road to walk on most of the way.
Trailhead: From Highway 101/Ventura Freeway in Agoura Hills, exit on Chesebro Road. Continue one block straight ahead, past the stop sign, to Palo Comado Canyon Road and turn left. Drive 0.3 miles to Chesebro Road and turn right. Continue 0.7 miles to Cheeseboro Canyon Road and turn right. The trailhead parking lot is 0.2 miles ahead. (Lat:34.156073 Lon:-118.731257)
Trail Guides for Cheeseboro Canyon:
Day Hikes in Ventura County California
by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
101 Hikes in Southern California
by Jerry Schad (Wilderness Press)
Day Hikers Guide to Southern California
by John McKinney (Olympus Press)
Best Seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring
User Groups: Hikers, Bikes, Dogs, Horses
Ranger Contact: National Park Service - 818-597-9192
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Jim Zuber, who has posted 104 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by RB on 8/31/2007
Like the man said, "Fall, Winter, Spring". As luck would have it we picked a day that was 105 in the shade. Only made it to Ranch Center before we ran out of water and desire. Like a gift from spirit (and, quite frankly I had just intended my head off to make this happen...), Larry from the gas company came up the hill in his 4 wheeler. We eagerly asked for water and a ride back to the parking lot. I can own up to being fools in the heat. We got lucky. I would LOVE to see this place in the rain, so I am going back if it ever rains again for a while.
Reviewed by furlong on 6/23/2007
awesome views through out this trail. admitting i am a mountain biker, i must admit i ussually am going pretty fast down this trail. but safely. its a great fun trail that branches out into many different trails. still havent explored half of them yet
Reviewed by dvb on 10/31/2005
Hiked Chesebro Canyon and Palo Comado Canyon Trail on 10/30. Scenery has changed greatly following the wildfires at the end of September. It was fascinating to see how fast the landscape is regenerating. Lots of grass and small plants are starting to grow again. Lots of bikers, a few equestrians, but all were courteous.
Reviewed by pc on 5/3/2005
Hiked this over the weekend 05/01. Nice and cool with lovely oak tree's providing shade, nice & easy 8 mile hike along stream. Bikers are plentiful but courteous. Saw fossils in the rocks. Great place for families.
Reviewed by DB on 4/18/2005
Well maintained trail, great scenery. Hiked this yesterday. Recommend going very early as this trail has the heaviest traffic I have seen on a trail. If you have dogs, try hiking during the week. Lots of mountain bikes. The majority of visitors were very nice, but mountain bikers seemed to have a huge sense of entitlement and were less than courteous when encountering equestrians and groups of hikers or people with dogs.
Reviewed by LK on 4/11/2005
We love taking our kids (5 and 2) to Chesebro to hike. We were there a couple weeks ago and couldn't believe how green and lush everything is after the rains this season. The creek was full, and the kids had a great time exploring and checking out the tadpoles. Some of the bikers do travel along the trails a bit too quickly, but for the most part the folks we meet along the trail are quite friendly and respectful of other users.
Reviewed by sk on 12/27/2004
Went on Friday (Christmas Eve)for the first time in years..have never seen it so lush and green! It looked like Ireland. Even on Christmas Eve it was fairly busy on the Sulphur Springs Trail, but there was nobody once we got on the side trail (Comado I think?) There was no water at all though in the stream..totally dry.
Reviewed by Vince on 11/27/2004
Its my favorite hike and beautiful when the streams are running. There are two trails a couple miles in. One along the creek and oak woodlands and one along the Baleen Wall (this one is more difficult). Access to over 15,000 of open space. This trail connects you to other where you can hike to Simi Valley, San Fernando Valley and Thousand Oaks. A great place to get lost. Great varied terrain. And since I am an equestrian the horse poop doesnt bug me. More info at Information Trailer at trailhead on weekends. Parts DO GET DUSTY in late summer, a real pain for hikers. Get place for full day adventures.
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