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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 of California.

Tons of poison oak but a cool hike.

off road driving
5 days ago

I was able to go up this trail and have a great time. Starting off its a bit rocky but later in the trail it's easy off roading. You'll need a 4x4 for sure, also trail is narrow. Fun trail overall.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful trails, very peaceful and empty. Top of the mountain is used a telecom site, so noise and antennas ruin the view from the peak a little bit. LONG hike, gets dark early in the canyon, so plan to set out in the morning.

hiking
5 days ago

Awesome and secluded trail, considering how close it is to 3 Sisters. Definitely bring a gpx file. The trail is very overgrown and just disappears about .5 miles from the summit.

off road driving
11 days ago

Killer views in all directions, a bit rocky coming up to the top, with a cliff on the side but other then that awesome trail

hiking
11 days ago

Great views at the top. Also known as Saddleback Mountain. It's Orange County's highest peak.

11 days ago

backpacking
11 days ago

Awesome hike in the snow/rain. Wear waterproof boots FYI

backpacking
11 days ago

What a wonderful experience. Rain, winds and snow made for a thrilling time. Can't wait to do it again. In rain, the trail becomes more of a small creek and water proof boots would be almost a must.

on Fishermans Camp Trail

hiking
11 days ago

Fun hike!

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike! I would say this is a fairly easy hike with a few spots that maybe a little challenging for the less experienced hiker, but nothing frequent stops won't get you through. Trail is nicely marked and well maintained. Nice variety of scenery.

Amazing view at the top, lightly trafficked, and good for trail running.

hiking
11 days ago

This is a great hike to take kids on along with the family pet as an introduction to the outdoors. It is mostly flat and open, but it has a nice mesa along the north eastern side on the Engelmann loop trail. Speaking of the Engelmann oak, it is a prefect hike to see these blue-green leafed beauties. There is a good stand of these some what rare trees which are also called the Pasadena Oak, Quercus engelmannii is their binomial name and they are native only to the San Diego area.

Fun, relaxing hike. Know the route before heading out. Signage is marked with numbers which mean nothing without a map. Saw one sign stating a trail name the whole 8 miles, plenty of markers though. Was windy and chilly. Bundle up :)

Nice hike. Extremely well marked trails. Very enjoyable.

Quiet

hiking
14 days ago

Fun place to walk around and hike. Not far from Laguna and Desert view.

Love this place. Stone's throw from the Laguna Lodge with amazing views. Can see clear across the Salton sea to Pope on a clear day.

hiking
14 days ago

Fun to get out and look around. Not too difficult. Path is well traveled. Watch for snakes.

Great trail for a fall hike. It rained the the night before and the morning of our hike till about 10:00am. Landscape and views were beautiful. No water flowing in the falls as it's too early in the season. I highly recommend this one for fall, winter, and early spring. It's a little exposed for the summer heat of Southern California. Enjoy!