Palo Comado Canyon Trail in Agoura Hills

Palo Comado Canyon is located adjacent to Cheeseboro Canyon in the National Park Service maintained Santa Monica Mountains in Agoura. Palo Comado is part of the 2,308 acre Jordan Ranch owned by comedian Bob Hope that was acquired for $16.7 million in 1993.

The Palo Comado Canyon Trail stretches from the Modelo Trail in Cheeseboro Canyon on the south to the China Flat area in Oak Park to the north, about six miles one way.

View of the Cheeseboro Canyon trailhead and parking are from the Modelo Spur Trail.

View of the Cheeseboro Canyon trailhead and parking are from the Modelo Spur Trail.

There are stretches of the trail that are flat, wide and good for family hikes and outings. This section of the trail is primarily in the area accessible via the Smoketree Avenue (east of Conifer St in Oak Park) and Doubletree Road (east of Clear Haven Dr in Oak Park) residential connectors.

The Palo Comado Trail on the south end connects with the Cheeseboro Canyon Trail in addition to the moderately steep Modelo Trail.

From the main Cheeseboro Canyon Trail, this juncture leads you to the south entry point to the Palo Comado Trail.

From the main Cheeseboro Canyon Trail, this juncture leads you to the south entry point to the Palo Comado Trail.

The Modelo Trail on the south end of the Palo Comado Canyon Trail is a bit steep, with awesome views.

The Modelo Trail on the south end of the Palo Comado Canyon Trail is a bit steep, with awesome views.

The southern section of the Palo Comado Trail has rolling hills with some beautiful views, but is a bit on steep side. The northern section of the trail, about a mile or so above the Doubletree trailhead, is also a moderately grueling climb, from 1,200 feet to 2,140 feet elevation at the China Flat area. In my personal experiences on these sections of the trail, mountain bikers are the vast majority. But don't let that stop you if you're up for a long, mostly quiet, hike!

The southern end of the Palo Comado Trail has rolling, moderately steep hills.

The southern end of the Palo Comado Trail has rolling, moderately steep hills.

Learn more about the Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyon are at THIS LINK.