hiking

views

walking

wildlife

wild flowers

nature trips

birding

trail running

forest

kid friendly

mountain biking

dog friendly

dogs on leash

horseback riding

off road driving

river

lake

waterfall

camping

backpacking

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.

A great hike if you stay by the trees on the eastern side. Beautiful scenery and lots of shade.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful trail

hiking
6 days ago

Gate closed till March adding ~4 miles (round trip) of hiking on dirt road. Beautiful trail, lots of water right now. Wildflowers starting to bloom, frogs adding music to the sweet sound of flowing water, and almost no trash on Holy Jim Trail! What a delight!!! Saw many families with little hikers and also lots of dogs. Even on a Monday, the parking area at closed gate was practically full.

I'd say it's fairly easy hike until you reach the end last 0.8 miles trekking poles will be needed. Beautiful 360 View once you arrive on top.

hiking
7 days ago

Some steep hills and great views of San Clemente and the beach. It's not super intense or anything but you can still get a great workout or nice walk from it!

hiking
7 days ago

Great butt kicking hike. You have a 360 degree view once you reach the top!

hiking
8 days ago

Easy going and family friendly trail with minimal incline. Car will dusty in the drive in.

Awesome, long hike. Definitely go swimming naked in the waterfall, definitely run along the trail on the way down, and definitely get chocolate at the shop on the way out.