The Cleveland National Forest is located in the southwestern part of California.
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Big Laguna Trail Gazing at Cuyapaipe Peak from Stevenson Peak By Alexander S. Kunz Pacific Crest Trail at Fosters Point Photo By Alexander S. Kunz Garnet Peak at the Transition Zone Photo By Alexander S. Kunz Laguna Mountains at Monument Peak Photo By Alexander S. Kunz Trabuco Winter Landscape Santiago's Peak and Hiker

 

 

On July 1st, 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt signed a declaration that created the Cleveland National Forest. Now, more than 100 years later, the Cleveland National Forest provides habitat for native wildlife, as well as a natural refuge and playground for many of the 3 million plus residents in the greater San Diego area. Read more about the history of the Cleveland National Forest how it was founded and evolved into the forest it is today! 

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Silverado Canyon and Maple Springs Trailhead will be closed for the season, set to reopen October 1st due to damage caused by the 2014 fire

South Main Divide Road will be closed Tuesday May 10th for pothole maintenance from Rancho Capistrano in the north to Tenaja Trailhead in the south. It will be reopened for normal use Wednesday, May 11.

Request For Proposals now being accepted for Special Use Permit Authorization of government-owned facility on the forest. For more information Click Here

Public comments are now open for the 2016 Off Hwy Vehicle Grant Application 

Check out our list of Must Try Trails for some great weekend ideas

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Cedar Creek Falls

Cedar Creek Pond

Want to hike Cedar Creek Falls? Read these tips and recommendations to ensure your prepardeness on the trail

Pacific Crest Trail

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Heres what you should know about hiking Section A (first 110 miles) of the Pacific Crest Trail through the Cleveland National Forest

 




The Goldspotted Oak Borer

The side view of a black insect with orange spots.

Find out how to recognize infected wood, how to stop the beetle spread, and what you can do to protect your Oaks

Top 10 Must Try Cleveland Trails

Garnet Peak at the Transition Zone © Photo by Alexander S. Kunz

Looking for a simple Sunday stroll or a high-intensity weekend challenge? Our list of top 10 trails provides options for all skill levels and adventurers!


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