Cleveland National Forest
A rare sight in Cleveland National Forest
The view from Mt. Laguna
Cleveland National Forest is a 460,000-acre property located in southern California. While the property is part of the National Forest system it is composed mostly of chaparral with a few riparian areas. The Cleveland has been the site of the largest forest fires in California's history. The forest was assembled in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt when he combined the San Jacinto and Trabuco Canyon National Reserves and renamed the whole after President Grover Cleveland. As in most southern California National Forests, a National Forest Adventure Pass is required before you park your vehicle in most areas.
- Agua Tibia
- Pine Creek
- San Mateo Canyon
The southern part of Cleveland National Forest sees regular road closures because of "law enforcement activities." In reality, they are trying to limit the routes available to the Mexican cartels...
Hikers in the forest
In the mountains of Southern California
Hang gliders doing their thing
Upper left photo courtesy of Wikipedia userid Althepal, CCA-by-SA 3.0 License
Other photos courtesy of the US Forest Service