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.
Current Closure Orders and Maps
Protection of the Arroyo Toad promoted the closure of the Little Rock Recreation Area which extends from Joshua Tree Campground to the north, to Sulphur Springs Campground at the south, east along Alimony Ridge, and west to a point just east of the Desert Marksman permit area. This area will be closed to ALL USE until further notice.
Santa Clara Divide Road is closed to vehicle traffic from Alder Saddle to Bear Divide, along with Moody Cyn. Rd. , BP&L Rd. up to Northfork, and Indian Cyn. Open to all other uses.
On behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service employees from the Angeles National Forest/San Gabriel Mountains National Monument along with enthusiastic volunteers had the privilege to staff a booth at the 2015 World Special Olympics, held from July 23 through August 2 at the University of Southern California. This was an agency wide effort with collaborative support provided from the Washington Office and the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5).
This document provides the new/adjusted rules for use of the Rincon Shortcut. This document will be the new permit and now eliminates the requirement and confusion for a high clearance vehicle. It does identify that both a high clearance and 4 wheel drive vehicle are highly recommended.