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Agoura Hills  is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California. The city is most known for their equestrian prowess and ranches throughout, as well as its top-rated hiking trails.
A straight shot on the 101 North, once you have passed the Lost Hills exit, you are in Agoura Hills. When you have passed Lindero Canyon exit, you are no longer in Agoura Hills. Also, Los Angeles public transportation has one line in.
During the summer, a special bus funded by the City takes passengers to and from Malibu beach.
Only come by automobile, as unfortunately none of the sights are public transit accessible.
North of the 101 Freeway, Agoura Hills is a typically suburban bedroom community and of little interest to most travelers- however, to the south of the 101 lies the scenic Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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.
- Paramount Ranch, Cornell Road north of Mullholland Highway, ☎ +1 805 370-2301 (fax: +1 805 370-1851), . Paramount Ranch is the site of decades of movie and television production as a stand-in for everything from Africa to the Wild West. It was most recently the filming location for the television program Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Today, the park is run by the National Park Service and is open to the public. The Ranch contains several miles of hiking trails to explore as well as the Western Town set. Make sure to walk across the bridge in the southern corner of the park to reach the small, rural community of Malibou Lake.
There are free summer concerts in the park. In the 90s, Agoura Hills was knows as a "mecca of music," launching music sensations Linkin Park and Hoobastank.
There are a number of places where you can hire horses to ride (Horse Riding). If horses aren’t appealing to you, this city has plenty of trails to explore. 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. 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.
- Gracie Barra of Agoura Hills (Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), 5645 Kanan Road (In Vons shopping center), ☎ 818-292-8910, . Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a self defense, martial arts and fitness studio. It offers instruction for students of all ages and abilities. The studio tailors programs that focus on self-confidence, character development, and overall health to meet the individual needs of each student.
- Italia Deli: Cute Italian deli in the city's commercial center. Cheap, but quality, fare.
- Latigo Kid. Mexican Restaurant next to the world famous Canyon Club live music venue - some of the best Mex food in SoCal - huge portions, the chili rellanos and tamales are incredible
- Latigo Kid. Next to the world famous Canyon Club live music venue - some of the best authentic Mexican food in SoCal, and huge portions - the tamales and chili rellenos are awesome
- Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, ☎ (818) 707-1220 (fax: +1 818 707-6298), .
- Homewood Suites by Hilton, 28901 Canwood Street, ☎ +1 818 865-1000, . checkin: 3PM; checkout: 12 noon. An all-suite hotel.
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