dogs on leash
off road driving
Cleveland National Forest encompasses 460,000 acres, mostly of chaparral, with a few riparian areas. A warm dry mediterranean climate prevails over the Forest. It is the Southernmost National Forest in California.
I did this hike in May while there was still some water in the creek, and have also made bike runs through here in the summer coming from Honey Springs Truck Trail looking for geocaches. There's always cool shade so a relaxing experience is possible in summer, but I would say this area is best experienced while it's still green after the rains.
this hike was pretty cool. we only went as far as the first major waterfall, about 2 miles in. the trail is overgrown but you can see where it is. at this time you will have to cross streams a few times. wear long pants. its beautiful. go while there is water.
This was a great trail that was definitely challenging but fun near the top with all the bouldering! We weren't able to find the rope or cave but since I had a small dog with me we were happy with where we got pretty much at the top, with amazing views! Besides that the dirt path until that point is an easy steady incline up!
Fun hike but the signage for this trail v Espinoza trail was slightly confusing. The only reason we knew we were on the right track is because of other messages left here (thanks)! We parked in the dirt parking lot. There are two trail areas- for this one follow the brown gated road way. A few minutes down there's a small sign on the right for the trail head. It's easy to miss! Easy going down but strenuous on way back (only about .5 mile up hill).
We had a fairly odd experience because as soon as we got down to the water hole, about two dozen gunshots went off. We screamed to notify the shooters that people and dog are nearby but they kept shooting. We promptly left and called to leave message with the ranger office. You never know who you will meet on a trail! It was a bummer to hike down there only to miss the water.
Mabel P. on Hollenbeck Canyon Trail
Beautiful, lush and green! Quiet and serene, easy to moderate but worth the views and nature. Saw just a handful of hikers and bikers! Great time with the bestie and perfect way to start up the new hike year! Get out and enjoy it!