Cheeseboro Canyon Trails: Join us for this week's Agoura Adventure beginning at the Cheeseboro Canyon Trails. Explore the various original Chumash trails of this site that have been expanded over time and interweave throughout this park. Enjoy beautiful panoramas of the Conejo Valley, especially in the cool evening sunsets.
Location: Head north on Cheseboro Rd., into the Old Agoura neighborhood. After about a mile, there will be a clearly marked park entrance with a parking lot on your right side.
Featured trails: Modelo Trail: one mile, easy hiking trail starting at the ridge line of the Modelo Spur and continuing north along the ridge. This pathway offers views of the canyons. It ends at the Palo Comado Connector Trail, where you can turn right and travel east to Cheeseboro Canyon or left to travel to Palo Comado Canyon.
Hike type: Easy, slightly elevated
Special features: 360 degree views of the valley; views of the lights of Agoura Hills, especially those near Kanan Rd. (McDonalds sign is easy to spot.)
Parking: Free parking on the right side of Cheeseboro Rd. Make sure to park outside the gate if you plan on hiking past sunset.
Tips: The sun sets just before 8 p.m. in the month of August, so head up before that to see the beautiful sunset colors painted against Agoura Hills' landscape and so you can take pictures before it becomes too dark. Bring a headlamp and/or flashlights to light your way. Look for cool night-exclusive hiking features, such as owls, grasshoppers and crickets.