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Cheeseboro Canyon
Palo Comado Canyon
Las Virgenes Canyon

This is a primo and very popular area with almost two dozen trails and fire roads, only a couple of which are closed to bikes. The trails connect to the Wood Ranch and Lang Ranch areas through China Flat. Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons are part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.


Directions: From the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, take the Chesebro exit and go north. On the north side of the freeway, follow the road as it curves left. At the stop sign on Chesebro Road, turn right and drive for about 3/4 miles, over the single-lane bridge, and turn right into the Cheeseboro parking lot. Continue a few hundred yards to the upper parking lot.

Alternatively, you can turn north onto Las Virgenes Road from the 101 Freeway and park at the end of the street, at the Las Virgenes Canyon trailhead.


Map Key

Cheeseboro Canyon and Sulphur Springs
Cheeseboro Ridge
Palo Comado Canyon
Las Virgenes Canyon
Modelo Trail
Modelo Connector
Canyonview Trail
Morrison Ranch Road Loop
Edison Road to Las Virgenes Canyon
Cheeseboro Ridge Connector
Las Virgenes Canyon Connector
Ranch Center Road
Baleen Wall Trail
Sheep Corral Trail
Dead Cow Trail
Bell Canyon Loop
China Flat Trail
Dead Cow Road
Simi Peak Trail
Lower Suicide and Connector Trail
Wood Ranch & Lang Ranch


Suggested Rides





Palo Comado Modelo Trail Simi Valley Wood Ranch China Flats Dead Cow Road Edison Road Baleen Wall Trail Las Viregenes Connector Cheeseboro Ridge Connector Morrison Ranch Road Loop Bell Canyon Las Virgenes Canyon Ranch Center Sheep Corral Trail Oak Park Cheeseboro Ridge Modelo Connector Canyonview Cheeseboro Canyon Sulphur Springs Lower Suicide and Connector Trail Doubletree Connector Parking Parking at Las Virgenes Canyon Trailhead Access to Ahmanson Ranch


Thanks for looking at Steve's guide to trails in Ventura County, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) and other locations.