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

Holy Fire Closure and BAER Reports

The Holy fire was first reported at 1:21PM on August 6 in Holy Jim Canyon, the west side of the Santa Mountains in Orange County. It reached 100% containment on September 13th. An assessment of the burned area has been conducted and reports are now available. Extended closures have been implemented through 2019. 


Popular Recreation Activities

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



Beginning late June, road maintenance will begin on North Main Divide, Bedford Rd, Indian Truck Trail, and Maple Springs, causing intermittent closures.

Trabuco Creed Road will be closed intermittently beginning July 10 through August 30 for road maintenance. During this time access to recreation trails will be unavailable. Contact the Trabuco Ranger District for updated information on closures days

Ranger Districts to conduct prescribed burns beginning in late October. For real time updates on burn events, please visit our Alerts and Notices page.


Cedar Creek Falls

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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

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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

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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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