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


Popular Recreation Activities

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



Road repair from CA 79 at Indian Flats Road to the Indian Flats campground will occur mid-march for upwards of 30 days. The public can expect delays and a closure of up to 3 days

Dam removal to begin on Trabuco District starting February 5, 2018. Closures to be intermittent. Check alerts and notices. 

Trabuco Canyon Road to close intermittently during rain events and remain closed until dry. Closures are expected to take place for a year or more

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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