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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.
Cleveland National Forest Seeks Public Input for Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Funding
Cleveland National Forest officials have submitted a cooperative grant application to the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for the 2023 "Green Sticker" grants. We are looking for your input.
Beginning March 7, 2023, the application can be viewed by clicking on the "Grants" tab on the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation website at ohv.parks.ca.gov. Comments on the application must be received by 5:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time, on May 1, 2023.
Public comments must be submitted to Jacob Rodriguez, Recreation and Lands Officer, on the Trabuco Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest, at firstname.lastname@example.org and to California State Parks by using the "Grants" tab on their website at ohv.parks.ca.gov.
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 https://www.recreation.gov/ or onsite at one of our fee locations (cell coverage dependent).
Popular Recreation Activities
We have lots more information about recreation opportunities across the forest!
Pacific Crest Trail
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
Find out how to recognize infected wood, how to stop the beetle spread, and what you can do to protect your Oaks