Passes & Permits

Every Kid Outdoors: Kid-Friendly Locations

Kid-friendly locations on the National Forests in California.

The Forest Service will join DOI agencies in expanding the Every Kid Outdoors Program to offer fourth- and fifth-grade students and family members fee-free access to over 2,000 federal lands and waters for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, expiring August 31, 2021.

The Forest Service encourages all 4th graders to get an Every Kid Outdoors Pass! The pass is used to access federal forests, parks, and trails that charge a fee for free! Print a pass voucher online at Every Kid Outdoors and display the voucher on the vehicle’s dashboard.

The Forest Service wants to see @everykidoutdoors! That’s why every 4th Grader is free—and bring a car full of family and friends for free!

Forest Locations


Buckhorn day use areaPark your vehicle at the Buckhorn Day Use Area. Then hike along the Burkhart trail and explore Buckhorn and Cooper Falls!


Big Laguna Lake runs alongside the Sunset TrailThe Sunset trail takes hikers through dense forest, vast meadows, grazing cattle, and viewpoints of the Pacific Ocean!


Butte Valley National GrasslandButte Valley National Grassland is the only National Grassland in CA and lies in a scenic basin within the southern Cascade Range.


Opening to Subway CaveThe Spatter Cone Trail features all sorts of volcanic formations including the adventurous Subway Cave! Do you dare to explore?

Los Padres

Hills, rocks and shrubs next to dirt trail.The Piedra Blanca Trail offers outstanding rock formations that will amaze the entire family! Come out and explore!


Parking at Eagle Falls trailhead.The Eagle Falls Trail is the ultimate experience offering views of the iconic Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, Eagle Falls, and Eagle Lake.

San Bernardino

Fishing pier on Lake Fulmor.The Lake Fulmor Trail offers hikers spectacular wildlife viewings and terrific fishing opportunities!


Accessible trail next to giant sequoias.Come out and explore Trail of 100 Giants and be amazed by some of the largest trees on the planet!


Bailey Cove trailhead near the Bailey Cove Day Use areaCome hike Bailey Cove Loop Trail and check out California's largest manmade lake (reservoir) that supplies water to the state.


View of a lake in the distance.Take the Rancheria Falls National Recreation Trail and hike to the falls! There are plenty of rocks for the whole family to sit, have a snack and enjoy.


Waterfall cascading 176 feet to rocks belowThe Frazier Falls Trail takes hikers to an exciting view point where they can watch water plummet over 200 feet!

  • See Frazier Falls (area is unavailable) today!