Angeles National Forest Roads and Trails


Shortcut Road is closed to all access until further notice. A permit is required to access the road. Please read the Rincon Shortcut Rules and Regulations prior to obtaining the permit.

General Information

  • Use of a high clearance vehicle and 4 wheel drive is highly recommended. However, 2x2 vehicles are allowed.
  • Each driver must obtain his own permit w/combination. Please provide a current Driver’s License and a Vehicle Registration for each vehicle.

You may obtain your permit at the following locations:

  • San Gabriel Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle Area, Sat & Sun from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., (626) 910-1235.
  • San Gabriel River Ranger District office,located in Glendora, Monday - Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., (626) 335-1251.
  • Highway, roads, and trails in the Angeles National Forest are handled at the federal, state, county and city levels of government.

Forest Service Managed Roads

The U.S. Forest Service manages highways with the letter “N” in the designation such as 5N12, 6N09, and 7N13. Please contact one of three Angeles district offices closest to the area for concerns about these roads or about trails:

  • Los Angeles River Ranger District: (818) 899-1900, ext. 221
  • San Gabriel River Ranger District: (626) 335-1251, ext. 221
  • Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District: (661) 269-2808, ext. 221
  • Angeles National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps

State & City Managed Roads

For information on Los Angeles County roads in the Angeles, please contact the county Department of Public Works:

For city roads continuing into the Angeles, the following city website links provide contact info:

Los Angeles:

Sierra Madre:



San Dimas:



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