The Modelo Trail is an easy hiking trail that is also frequented by mountain bikers and horseback riders. The trail begins at a staging area with picnic tables, restrooms, and on weekends, a welcome center. The trail ascends north along a ridge providing views of the canyons to the east and west. Do a short or intermediate length loop with Modelo Trail Connector and Cheeseboro Canyon Trail, or take advantage of longer outings from north end of the ridge where other trails continue for miles.
From the 101, take the exit for Chesebro Road. Head north on Palo Comado Canyon Road. Turn right (north) onto Chesebro Road at the 4-way stop sign and head north approx. 1 mi. Turn right (east) into Cheeseboro Canyon Trailhead and travel to the end of the road to the inner parking lot.