The Angeles National Forest offers natural environments, spectacular scenery, developed campgrounds and picnic areas, swimming, fishing, skiing and the solitude of quiet wilderness areas. Trails winding throughout the forest accommodate hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts. Please visit our recreational activities page for more information.
Many of the facilities and services in the Angeles National Forest are free. Some areas and facilities in the Angeles, as well as in the other national forests of Southern California, require the Adventure Pass or other recreation fees to help maintain, manage and improve the amenities that forest visitors enjoy. To learn if fees are required at the area or facility you plan to visit, please contact the Forest Service office nearest your destination.
Fire restrictions on the Angeles National Forest will be downgraded from “Very High” to “High” effective Wednesday (Dec. 14). The change is a result of recent rain and cooler temperatures throughout the southland. “Although we are lowering the Fire Danger level we ask that everyone remain cautious because even with snow visible in the high country, the vegetation in the lower foothills are still susceptible to fire,” said James Hall, acting Fire Chief for the forest.
The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Follow this link for more information.