Explore the most popular Camping trails in Cleveland National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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rocky
scramble
4 days ago

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no shade
5 days ago

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over grown
rocky
washed out
10 days ago

hiking
bugs
11 days ago

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rocky
washed out
15 days ago

Trail was a little overgrown in the beginning but opened up pretty quick. Definitely tricky, technical terrain in some areas. Deeply rutted sections, very rocky, and one very steep incline towards the peak. I enjoyed the challenge, decent views at the top, and didn’t see another soul.

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
15 days ago

11/7/19 Uffff this was an intense hike. Pretty much down hill on the way there. Coming back today with the heat was a full on workout. It was about 86 degrees. Kicked my butt for sure. I had to take a few water breaks and let my body cool down. Falls are dry obviously but you still get great views if you truly enjoy nature.

hiking
17 days ago

My favorite trail in the world! I'm a San Diego native so maybe I'm being biased. haha. I've hiked, run, and mountain biked through. Its an all around good summer time hike, and a spectacular winter wonderland when it snows.

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closed
over grown
rocky
scramble
23 days ago

NOTE: Los Pinos Trail is currently closed, due to the Holy Fire in 2018. No word when it will reopen. Hiked this trail with two buddies as straining for SkyLine: Cactus-to-Clouds trail (we’ve previously done Mount Baldy and San Bernardino Peak). This is a long trail (23 miles total via Strava) and lots of climbing (5900’ total with all the ups and downs). San Juan is great. Nice and gradual climb up some switchbacks and singletrack (I’m definitely planning the come back to do the downhill on my bike), but Los Pinos was closed (gate with notice posted), but we were already 12 miles in at that point, so we decided to take our chances. Los Pinos starts off easy enough, with a steep climb up a fire road, then into some burned out pines, but the descent from the peak was rough (8 miles of ups and steep downs along the ridge, very overgrown, lots of loose rocks, etc.). I wouldn’t recommend this one until it’s officially reopened (and hopefully cleaned up). If you do it, make sure you have long sleeves and pants to protect yourself from the brush. In all, it took us 11 hours traveling at a good pace and being in pretty good conditioning. 6 liters of water each. Not a lot of cover, so bring a hat and sunscreen.

running
bugs
over grown
rocky
scramble
27 days ago

Not bad for a trail run. The power lines and occasional car sounds from Sunrise make it feel less remote than it may seem. Great desert views though. A bit overgrown and tight in some areas. Lots of bugs in the air and on the ground. Access to PCT from Desert View parking lot should be easier; why not build an actual trail? As it is now, you have to just descend wherever you see fit.

hiking
bugs
30 days ago

bring bugspray, there's lots of flies

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bugs
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Love this beautiful hike!

Excellent views from the ridge. But trail could use a little maintenance work, particularly where erosion is creating a small slot canyon on the climb out of the canyon. Also the grade near the peak is a little steep.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Great hike! It's nice going on a warm day to go swimming haha. It's pretty easy going downhill but kind of tough going back up! Bring lots of water! Super nice waterfall. I made a quick youtube video with some drone shots if you want to check out. My youtube name is Magana Ventures and I shared a link below :) https://youtu.be/fhDMD026AG0

This an great hike, not to hard but enough for an awesome workout. Tracked 6.1 miles out and back. Stopped for a lunch overlooking the Anza-Borrego desert then hiked back to the picnic parking area. Lots of great photo opportunities. Excited to contimue this trail further.

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