Cleveland National Forest Hiking

Cleveland National Forest hiking often takes a backseat to the more popular hikes to the north, but there are plenty of great hikes in CNF. And because the elevation is lower, you can enjoy hiking all year, usually without the crowds. Don’t forget to leave your parks pass on your dashboard when you do these hikes.

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
Beeks Place Hike From Black Star Canyon16HardSilverado2240Y
Hike the Chiquito Falls Trail9.6HardLake Elsinore1800Y
San Juan Loop Trail Guide (CA)2.1EasyLake Elsinore440Y
Palomar Mountain Observatory Trail5Moderate Palomar Mountain1000Y
Hike Coal Canyon Trail10ModerateCorona1840N
Oak Grove Trail to High Point Hike13.5HardWarner Springs3600Y
Hike Indian Truck Trail to Santiago Peak21HardCorona4910Y
Hike Black Star Canyon Trail7.1ModerateSilverado820Y
Hike the Bedford Peak Trail (Orange County)7.2HardSilverado2000Y
Caspers Wilderness Park – Hike San Juan Hot Springs10.5ModerateSan Juan Capistrano830N
Sitton Peak Hike9.2ModerateTrabuco Canyon1960Y
Hike Holy Jim Falls Trail2.8EasyCorona600Y
Modjeska Peak Hike15HardTrabuco Canyon4820Y
Saddleback Mountain Hike (Santiago Peak)15.6HardCorona4300Y

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Cleveland National Forest Tips

Most Popular Hikes

  1. Saddleback Mountain
  2. Black Star Canyon
  3. San Juan Loop Trail

Family Friendly Hikes

  1. Holy Jim Falls
  2. San Juan Loop Trail
  3. Palomar Mountain

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