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.
Monument Management Plan Public Meetings
To comment and find detailed information regarding the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Monument Management Planning Process please visit SGMNM Project
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 through email or 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.
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.