Cheeseboro Ridge & Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,199' 365 m
Descent: -1,199' -365 m
High: 1,827' 557 m
Low: 960' 292 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“A challenging, mostly fireroad hike with some fun singletrack on the way back to the parking lot.”— Janna Williams
Once you get to top, you'll want to stop and enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and communities. You'll continue with a downhill, another quick climb and downhill again until you get to the Sheep Corral Trail where you turn left toward Shepherd's Flat then left again on Cheeseboro Canyon Trail.
This is where the fun begins! It is almost downhill back to the parking lot and the next few miles are singletrack! There are a couple of creek crossings but most of the year they are dry. You'll end the singletrack at Sulphur Springs (this one could have water) and sometimes you'll get a strong whiff of sulphur. The trail then continues on the fireroad and still descending back to the parking lot.
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Land Manager: NPS - Santa Monica Mountains