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Agoura Hills, California --photos courtesy of Fawn Weaver

If you were a bird, you could fly between Malibu beaches and and Agoura Hills in a few short minutes. The 15 mile drive between two highways that run parallel to one another (Interstate 101 and Coastal Highway 1) along Las Virgenes and Malibu Canyon Roads are approx. 30 minutes to drive in a car.

Agoura Hills, Ca

Agoura Hills is a unique Southern California destination providing great shopping, recreational activities and open space. In the spring and winter, the burnished hills turn green and are sprinkled with colorful yellow, purple and white flowers.

Things to see in Agoura Hills: Be sure to check out the summer concerts that are absolutely free, providing a great summer evening diversion.

Most known for equestrian ranches with horse trails, and top-rated hiking trails, there are places where you can sign up for a guided horse rides.

Hiking trails at Chesebro Canyon and Agoura Hills often lead to Pacific Coast Highway with stunning views of the California Coast. You can hike in the opposite direction and once you reach the top, you'll be at an sulfur spring. Agoura Hills is an active community so there is no shortage of biking trails either.

Agoura Hills Chamber of Commerce provides travel information and relocation.

History of Agoura Hills

Parks in Agoura Hills

Weddings in Agoura Hills - Fawn's pick for hotels is Hampton Inn & Suites in Agoura Hills.

Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains adjoining Malibu, the city of Agoura Hills is a rare Valley gem. Located in the San Fernando Valley, part of the County of Los Angeles, Agoura Hills is a great place to visit or stay while traveling to the Los Angeles area. During the summer, a special bus funded by the City takes passengers to and from Malibu beach. There are also free Summer Concerts in the park.

Agoura Hills features all the amenities that make it a popular residential area close to Los Angeles jobs. Shopping, recreational activities and open space are some of the attractive features that make it feel "un" L.A.

The city is most known for their equestrian prowess and ranches throughout, as well as its top-rated hiking trails. Go on a guided trail ride from Agoura Hills to Malibu or feel free to gallop around Paramount Ranch.

Chesebro Canyon has some of the best hiking trails in all of Los Angeles. Many begin in Agoura Hills and take you to Pacific Coast Highway where you pause to catch your breath – and have your breathe taken away by the stunning views. You can hike in the opposite direction and once you reach the top, you'll be at an sulfur spring. Agoura Hills is an active community so there is no shortage of biking trails either.

The Reyes Adobe Historical Site built around 1850, was Agoura Hills' first home to a widow with 14 children, Maria Antonia Machado. She purchased the Reyes rancho, "Rancho Las Virgenes", from her uncle Jose Maria Dominguez. Maria's deceased husband had been the son of Juan Francisco Reyes who served on the famous Portola expedition. From 1916 to 1983 the property transferred to owners who shared a common interest in preserving the landmark adobe home located in the beautiful foothills beneath Ladyface Mountain.

Through restoration and research efforts, the City of Agoura Hills has created an interpretive center and museum for visitors to hear their stories for years to come. The adobe is open to tourists and each years hosts a fall festival, Reyes Adobe Days.  You can find more information about it on:

Holiday celebrations include Agoura Hills Egg Hunt, Bunny Breakfast and Halloween Events.

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