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.
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.