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Chesebro

Average Rating:    (4.07 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

All the trails in Chesebro are open to bikes. This is a great park for beginning riders. The terrain is hilly with Oak and Sycamore trees in the low lying areas. The start of Chesebro trail (dirt road) is flat for a couple miles and ends in the Sulfur Springs singletrack. Sulfur Springs is more of an intermediate ride. If you follow Sulfur Springs to the end (2 miles or so) you will come to Shepherds Flats. If you make a left at Shepherds Flats you'll be on the connector singletrack (not sure if it even has a name) to Palo Comado Trail. If you make a right it leads to Baleen Wall Trail. Both Baleen and Palo Comado are dirt roads, but they are much steeper than Chesebro. There are singletrack trails all over this park but it would take too long to mention them all. I'll just describe my favorite loop. You start the loop by going up the Modelo connector trail from the upper parking area. At the top of the hill you go left on Modelo. Follow this trail until it T's and go left again. This trail will switch between single and double track for a mile or so and drops you at the bottom of Palo Comado, go right. You will follow this trail (dirt road) for about three miles. On the right you will see a singletrack (I think its called Dead Cow but there is no sign) you can go up it or continue on Palo Comado. Dead Cow mirrors Palo Comado but Dead Cow has more climbing. If you stay on Palo Comado, you will go less than 2 miles and you'll see another singletrack on the right. Go there. This is the connector to Sulfur Springs. After 200 feet you will see Dead Cow single track on the right. Just stay to the left. If you came up Dead Cow, make a right on to the connector singletrack where Dead Cow ends. Follow the connector singletrack for a mile or two to Shepherd Flats and make a right on Sulfur Springs trail. Sulfur Springs is great fun. It has rock, dirt and sand sections with a couple of creek crossings. Follow it for about 3 or 4 miles until you see Modelo on your right and go up it. After climbing less than a mile, the trails will intersect (it should look familiar, you were here earlier) go left. After another mile or so you'll see the parking area and youll go right down the singletrack you came up earlier.
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Latitude
34.15642039048777
Longitude
-118.73083591461182
Trail Directions
Take the 101 Frwy North from L.A. to the Chesebro exit and make a right turn. Pass the gas stations and make a right at the next stop sign. After a mile or so you will come to the parking lot for Chesebro Park.
Trail Length
11 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Agoura
   


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Review Date
September 29, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: rolling thunder ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fire roads, hills, flats, single tracks, rocks, easy, technicals. Great riding at all levels, and plenty of climbing. Lots of wildlife - last ride saw a large buck deer, and the ride before said hello to a coyote who seemed acclimated to humans.

Southern Pacific rattlesnakes are common here, along with other harmless snake species (gopher snake, king, racer, etc). Only snakes with rattles are poisonous, and they won't bother you if you don't bother them! Chance encounters are common but bites are rare, and while riding virtually impossible. However be aware: look before you sit on a rock, or reach into a shrub. Rattlesnakes don't always rattle (there is evidence they are evolving away the rattle as humans often kill the ones they notice).

If you see a rattlesnake don't kill it! They are important in controlling the rodent population (rodents are arguably more dangerous as they can carry diseases important to humans and are quite destructive), as well as a food source for coyotes and raptors.

You might see one stretched across a fire-road in the morning sunning himself. Just slow down and steer widely around.



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Review Date
August 6, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Itay.teshuva ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
this trail has every thing it has easy fire roads and fun fast single tracks the single track is some what technical but not to hard u can survive on a hard ail but its much better with a full suspension bike do be careful for snakes i almost got bit by one so dont go loking for them.

Recommended Route:
start at the dirt parking lot and continue till the creek part then go to Palo camodo until u get tired or keep going there are so many trails it is up to u

Other recommended trails in the same area:
suicide trail for advanced riders



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Review Date
April 28, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: tasset ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
If you want to get someone excited about mountain biking, this trail made me feel like a kid again. This trail has something for everyone. It has easy fireroads and fun singletracks. It has some climbing or you can stay on the flats. It can be playful or safe. It has become one of my favorite trails. It starts with a fireroad, but there are loads of single track side trails to play on. The further you go in, the better it gets. Once you pass the "Live Bee Zone Creek" (I don't remember exactly what it's called, but you'll know it when you're there). The track gets much smaller and you need to watch for oncoming riders, but everyone is very courteous. The trail has many places I stop and just play. The views are worth seeing. Watch out for snakes. Have fun!

Recommended Route:
I start on Cheseboro Trail out of the parking lot around the right side of the park. Watch out for hikers and horses. I typically loop around counter clockwise in the park. I've been told not to try climbing the hill in the middle because it just keeps going up and there isn't anything fun on the downside.



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Review Date
December 9, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: thobry ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Trails are open and in really good condition since the fires scorched the area. Main canyon trail from the parking lot is not burned very much. once you get out to sulpher springs and into what I consider the back of the park, it looks like Mars! Green buds are starting to grow - but i would say 95% of everthing you see is still black. Amazing. Still a fun trail - one of my favorites.

Be sure to respect the areas that are closed for vegitation and yield to hikers and horses.

Recommended Route:
see above.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
backbone/latigo at kanan



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Review Date
July 31, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: izzybuff ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
just wanna say it's fun and nice to go to this trail specially if you want to get wet a little. there's really not much to say all trail is good.

Recommended Route:
big stoney drop a little scary specially if you're going too fast. one mistake will leave a mark in your body forever.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
connectivity trail you can connect to another trail which is i don't know, haven't done it yet maybe next week.



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