Socal - Ventura County - Agoura Hills NickNames: #DeadCow
Take the 101 Freeway and exit at Lindero Canyon. Go North about 3-3.5 miles, past Kanan, until you see King James Ct. on your left. At the end of that culdasac is a gate which is the bottom of the trail. The top of the trail can be reached by climbing it up from King James or coming from Palo Comado fire road through China Flat and up to Simi Peak.
The Dead Cow (Poacher, Bones) trail, which parallels Palo Comado Canyon fire road for about 1.25 miles from the look-out point just off the fire road on Palo CC as you head over to Shepherd's Flat, has taken a beating over the last few years due to rain damage, but is still a fun ride (and no booby traps that I have ever heard of).
For the most part, trail users in this area get along well, and let's keep it that way.
PS - how do you like your Bullit for general trail riding - that is - I am assuming you have it built up light for all-around riding vs downhill given your post.
John Boy a Die-hard Enthusiast from Agoura HIlls
Another FYI: rain has a way of changing this trail from a fairly technical descent/ascent into a very technical trail. I went down on a night ride years ago and broke my wrist in 3 places, sprained my knee, and suffered a mild concussion. I knew the trail like the back of my hand. However, El Nino washed a section out and created a 15 foot gap with about a 12 foot drop. I didn't see the gap in time.
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: 1.7 miles Elevation change:
Singletrack=80% Dirt Road=20%
Upchuck1 from TO
Upchuck1 riding a 2003 Stank Primo