Angeles National Forest Roads and Trails


 Shortcut Road is closed to all access until further notice.

A Permit is required to access this road. Please download, print, and sign before obtaining permit.

 Rincon Road is open to motor vehicles for 10.6 miles to a closed gate.  The access/exit point is Hwy 39.  Warning, there are numerous sharp rocks along the road.

Use of a high clearance vehicle and 4 wheel drive is highly recommended. However, 2x2 vehicles are allowed.

 Each driver must obtain his own permit w/combination.  Please provide a current Driver’s License and a Vehicle Registration for each vehicle.

 You may obtain your permit at the following locations:

 San Gabriel Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle Area, Sat & Sun from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  626) 910-1235.

 San Gabriel River Ranger District office, located in Glendora, Monday - Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., 626) 335-1251.

Highway, roads, and trails in the Angeles National Forest are handled at the federal, state, county and city levels of government. 

Forest Service Managed Roads

The U.S. Forest Service manages highways with the letter “N” in the designation such as 5N12, 6N09, and 7N13. Please contact one of three Angeles district offices closest to the area for concerns about these roads or about trails:

Los Angeles River Ranger District: (818) 899-1900, ext. 221

San Gabriel River Ranger District: (626) 335-1251, ext. 221

Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District: (661) 269-2808, ext. 221

For information on the Angeles National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps follow this linkMore...

State & City Managed Roads

For information about state highways, including highways 2, 5, 14 and 39, running through the Angeles National Forest, please contact the state Department of Transportation Office (CalTrans) See the following link:

For information on Los Angeles County roads in the Angeles, please contact the county Department of Public Works:

For city roads continuing into the Angeles, the following city website links provide contact info:

Los Angeles:

Sierra Madre:



San Dimas:



Use of a high clearance vehicle and 4 wheel drive is highly recommended.