nature trips


wild flowers

dogs on leash


trail running


mountain biking

kid friendly

dog friendly

horseback riding


off road driving





no dogs

Cleveland National Forest is the southernmost National Forest in the state of California. The Forest encompasses 460,000 acres in divided into the Descanso, Palomar and Trabuco Ranger Districts and is in the counties of San Diego, Riverside, and Orange County. The U.S. Forest Service requires National Forest Adventure Pass for parking in many areas of the Cleveland National Forest. Popular activities include enjoying the picnic areas, hitting up the hiking trails up Laguna Mountain and Palomar Mountain, horseback riding, mountain biking. This is also a great place for camping. The Cleveland National Forest has campgrounds in the Descanso, Palomar, and Trabuco Ranger District as well as dispersed camping for a fee. Visitors can also take a drive along the Sunrise Scenic Highway and off roaders will enjoy the Corral Canyon and Wildomar Off-Highway Vehicle Areas. The forest makes a great weekend trip from Los Angeles or other Southern California cities and is a great way to take in the Santa Ana Mountains.

Easy hike and beautiful view. so worth it

I did struggle with this hike,only because I’m so used to getting the hard part over with at the beginning and this one the hike is on your way back. It’s a good change.

3 days ago

I was there last Sunday with my hubby not knowing exactly what I was putting us through. amazing view, too dusty and unfortunately dry. The most difficult part is that the way back is much more difficult than the go way.
will go back to see the water running!

Beautiful views.Decently challenging uphill and downhill slope at the end.

My dog wanted to turn around so I️ didn’t make it to work b very tip, however beautiful scenery and sounds once you cannot hear the 8.

4 days ago

off road driving
4 days ago

Nice Sunday drive with my kids. Did not encounter much traffic on the way up or down, only three other vehicles during the time we were there.

The sunrise is unbelievable

It’s an easy but rocky trail, hiking boots might be your best choice. The views from the top are espectacular! Just be careful, there’s not much space up there. I visited today 11/11/17 and definitely be back soon.

Great hike if you like seclusion. The waterfall was just a little trickle but there were still some nice little ponds along the way. The newts were hard to find hiding as they were hiding in the cracks in the rocks instead of swimming in the ponds as usual. Started at 8:45 from the Tucker Nature and was done by 1:30. It was Sunday, but still saw no one along the way

5 days ago

5 days ago