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Steeped In History

The Cleveland National Forest honors its past and celebrates all it has to offer visitors. The Forest provides various terrains and recreational opportunities, including camping and picnic areas, hiking, exploring on horseback, trail running, mountain biking, and scenic drives.

Plan Your Visit

Cal Trans SR-74 Ortega Highway-widening work affect access to Trabuco Ranger District trails and recreation sites

Cal Trans continues to perform highway-widening work on SR-74 Ortega Highway with periodic nightly closures. This activity will limit access to many Trabuco Ranger District trails, campgrounds, and picnic areas.  For more information, please click the Cal Trans link below.

Visiting National Forests

Time in nature and outdoor recreation has proven to be essential for all. We want everyone to enjoy your national forest safely & responsibly recreate outdoors while caring for one another. Visit Recreate Responsibly to learn more. 

Please avoid visiting national forests if you are sick and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene and social distancing before and during your visit to the forest.

Digital Passes For Adventure Pass Fee Sites Now Available

The Cleveland National Forest is now offering digital passes for recreation fee sites! Purchase a day use digital pass prior to your visit  at or onsite at one of our fee locations (cell coverage dependent).


Popular Recreation Activities

Hiking Camping OHV Riding Hunting Fishing

We have lots more information about recreation opportunities across the forest!


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