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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,016/1 ft
Total: 132 riders
 

Mountain Biking Cheeseboro / Palo Comado Canyon

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#25 of 987 mountain bike trails in California
#448 in the world

This is my favorite trail in Southern California because of the variety it offers. It is a mix of doubletrack and singletrack. Some parts of the trail has quite a bit of climbing, and some is fairly flat.

The easiest route is to take the Sulpher Springs/Cheeseboro Canyon Trail out as far as y ou want from the parking lot, and turn around when you get tired. Other trails may be short, but make sure you read the descriptions before you ride them. The Modello trail may be short, but there's a bit of climbing involved.

If you're looking for something a bit tougher, you can always take the Palo Comado Canyon trail, which has a significant amount of climbing.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Take 101 to Chesebro Rd. Yes, the road name is spelled differently than the trail name. Head north and take a right on Cheseboro Rd. You'll recognize it because this area says "Old Agoura Hills", and you'll see signs warning you to be careful of horses. Follow the very narrow street a mile, then take the first right before the Agoura Hills City Limit sign. You can park right here, but if you hit the parking lot during less crowded times, you're more likely to get something closer to the trailhead.
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  • Maxewill
    *****

    Great trail, easy to get lost though. Will definitely be back for more.

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  • Paul Ramseyer
    *****

    There are many trail in the Cheesburo National park that is connected to Las Virgens conservancy, The Polo Comado trail is fire trail that is a great climb China flat that overlooks Moore Park and Simi Valley, I never get tired of all the trails in these two parks.

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  • patrick.csongei
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    I rode up the Palo Comado canyon trail to China Flat and then rode down Sheep Corral all the way to the end. The climb up Palo Comado is pretty consistent but not overly difficult. China Flat was in good condition and is a fun, mostly flat little loop. Coming back down to Sheep Corral I got turned around once or twice - some of the trails are hard to follow since there isn't great signage. Sheep Corral is a super fun trail. It's pretty flowy and has some technical, rocky parts, but nothing extremely difficult. I tackled it on my hardtail and brought a first timer to the trails and he was able to handle it easily enough. Rode down Las Virgenes Canyon trail to Pump Hill and took that up to Cheeseboro ridge and then descended into Cheeseboro Canyon before heading back to the car. All in all it was about 18 miles and tons of great, ripping fun

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  • Levi Mize
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    Great system of trails with a good mix of single track and fire roads. Terrain is a mix of hard pack with some loose scree and sand but mostly hard and fast. The entrance to Palo/Camado Canyon is off Doubletree Road in Oak Park. Use Google Maps to find this trail and familiarize yourself with surrounding trails. Go left in the canyon and travel uphill past the first singletrack on the right and continue uphill to the second one on the right. This takes you to a fun and fast downhill single track that leads to Chesebro Canyon

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  • Gawin
    *****

    Good place for all levels, lots of beginner trails and Intermediate close to the parking lot. There are also a couple of black diamond rated trails. A lot of fun.

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  • Eric Foltz
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    This is pretty much a beginner/intermediate trail system. Mostly fireroad but there is some ST mixed in. Nothing too hard. This is a good place to take beginners to get them out in the dirt.

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  • SteveJames
    *****

    Super fun trail! A rarity in SoCal as you do not have to do a ton of climbing to get some fun fast action. Its a bit sandy at times so take those corners carefully. Oh and one more thing, there are plenty of SNAKES!

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  • JEK
    *****

    Fun trails, yo can ride from Simi Valley, bottom of Seqouia st. use to trian for Cross country racing out in Cheesbro. can ride for hours with different loops. north/east side switchback power line climb is epic.
    bring extra water and food.

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  • Damoninomad
    *****

    Great trail, some tough climbs but oh so worth it! Once up, you ride a ridge line up and down with sweeping scenery all around. God I miss Cali!

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  • 62kona
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    There are several trails that you can take off of the main one, and it can be a bit confusing if you
    don't have a map (which is supplied at the trailhead). But there are some really good climbs, good
    single track, and some rocky technical areas also. If you take the trail all the way back, you can
    continue to one of the many fire roads back there.

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