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.
The USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest, has extended the public comment period for the Need for Change Document for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan until Tuesday August 11, 2015.
Comments can be submitted through email located on the project page or may be mailed to Angeles National Forest, ATTN: Justin Seastrand, 701 North Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006, or hand delivered at that address, M – F, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. All project documentation is available at the website. To request paper copies, or for questions or information about the project, contact Justin Seastrand, (626) 574-5278, or email@example.com.
The Angeles National Forest will hold five public meetings to discuss the development of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan and how you can participate in the process. The official comment period will be open from June 12—July 27, 2015 for a 45 day comment period. The Forest is required to have the Monument Plan completed with the next three years from the October 10, 2015 designation. The plan, once developed and approved, will guide how Monument resources and uses will be managed until the plan is revised. During the official comment period you may attend one of the five open house style meeting, comment throughor contact the Forest service for more information or a hard copy of the scoping letter by calling (626) 574-5278 and ask for Justin Seastrand, Forest Planner.
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.
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.