hiking

views

walking

nature trips

birding

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running

forest

dogs on leash

mountain biking

dog friendly

kid friendly

horseback riding

camping

off road driving

waterfall

backpacking

lake

river

no dogs

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.

hiking
14 hours ago

I like hiking early soon arrived at 7am, I was enjoying my hike almost an hour in and heard gunshots apparently during this time people like to bird hunt or whatever so be cautious and pay attention when coming out.

weather was perfect ... small trail which is perfect for kids.

off road driving
1 day ago

My 1st time on this trail it's very nice and not boring , no need for 4x4 unless it's raining I guess, it's always open no need for permits and there is no gate at the staring but there's few gates up after like 10 miles but I don't thing they close it , there's a lot of spots to stop for views, and also the nice thing that you can take different trail down you don't need to go down in same one, better to deflate tire pressure to like 15 or 20 psi cuz some parts of the trail has small rocks , when I reached the towers I was planning to chill there for a little bit having lunch there's very nice spots you can sit and chill but the annoying thing that it was full of flys and insects and small spiders everywhere I don't know if it's always like that, I'm sure I'm gonna drive this trail again in winter it should be awesome at that time especially when you reach the top.

hiking
2 days ago

off road driving
2 days ago

Great day trip. Only a few vehicles on the trail.

Always a good hike, especially the last 1/2 mile. Nice day to hike.

Definitely a fun hike. Not a hard hike until you get to the final part of the hike and it's a pretty decent up hill challenge. I loved the container at the peak that has a notebook inside it that you can sign leaving what ever message you desire.

Fun hike! Bring at least 2 water bottles and be careful, there is a bunch of poison oak.