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Cheeseboro Loop

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Length

13.0 Miles 20.9 Kilometers


65%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,514' 461 m

Ascent

-1,514' -461 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

1,698' 518 m

High

964' 294 m

Low

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This is a great loop that will introduce you to the trails in this system.

michael quinones

Overview [Suggest Changes]

This is a good loop to get to know parts of the Agoura System in Santa Monica National Recreation Area. Sheep Corral Trail is pretty remote, and if you are riding it early in the morning, be prepared to be the only one out there for a few miles. Make sure you bring tools and all that. Be aware that there is also no cell service that far out, but GPS still works if you need it.

The trails here are not too technical or gnarly. The climbs are all on fire roads except for small areas of the Sheep Corral Trail. After the initial climb on Palo Comado Canyon Trail, it is pretty flat for the rest of the time. There are lots of signs marking where you are.
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Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

Sheep Coral can be remote and lonesome in the early hours. Climbs are pretty mellow fire roads.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Start at the parking lot for the Cheeseboro Trail System. To start, you'll head up the Palo Comado Canyon Trail. Though it's long, you'll stick with it nearly five miles and all the way to the top of the ridgeline.

Shortly after, you'll meet up with the Sheep Corral Trail, which has a small entry to it on the right and is marked with a sign. Follow that up, staying towards the left at the beginning. From there, it's some quick switchbacks that are easy breezy. Once you get into the valley, it's all singletrack for a while.

This is where you get pretty remote until you link up with the Las Virgenes Canyon Fire Road. If you get tired, you can cut out early onto the Cheeseboro Canyon Trail or Cheeseboro Ridge Trail, both will take you back to the parking lot.

If you're looking to complete the loop, continue on the Sheep Corral Trail to where it meets with the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Trail. After following this doubletrack for a while, you'll eventually meet back up with the Cheeseboro Ridge and Las Virgenes Canyon Connector, which will then take you to the Cheeseboro Canyon Trail and your car.

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May 19, 2018
Kevin Gralewski
May 8, 2018
Peg Hawkins
Dry good condition 10mi
Apr 7, 2018
Chris Svensson
Feb 18, 2018
Tim Sauyan
13.6mi — 3h 28m
Feb 10, 2018
Nolan Buck
13mi
Jan 30, 2018
Naterzz Limey
Awesome descent. 9mi
Jan 27, 2018
Kevin Gralewski
Jan 20, 2018
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  4.0 from 17 votes

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