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.

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
Hike the Chiquito Falls Trail9.6HardLake Elsinore1800Y
Saddleback Mountain Hike (Santiago Peak)15.8HardSilverado4200Y
Hike Noble Canyon Trail16.2HardPine Valley2520Y
How to Hike Black Star Canyon Falls7ModerateSilverado820Y
Corte Madera Mountain Hike7ModerateCampo1600Y
Hike Santiago Peak & Modjeska Peak From Maple Springs16HardCorona3500Y
Hike Garnet Peak via PCT4.2ModerateMt Laguna650Y
San Juan Trail to Sugarloaf Peaks13.9HardLake Elsinore3020Y
Hike the Bedford Peak Trail (Orange County)7.2HardCornoa2050Y
Sitton Peak Hike9.6ModerateLake Elsinore2130Y
Hike Three Sisters Falls & Eagle Peak4.4ModerateDescanso950Y
Upper Hot Spring Canyon Waterfall Hike2.8ModerateLake Elsinore450Y
Hike San Mateo Peak (Cleveland National Forest)4.6ModerateLake Elsinore1100Y
Tin Mine Canyon Trail Guide5EasyCorona820Y
Hike Holy Jim Falls Trail3.4EasyCorona600Y
Hike Los Pinos Peak (Orange County)5.4ModerateLake Elsinore1480Y
Morgan Trail Hike (Cleveland National Forest)10.5ModerateLake Elsinore1500Y
Big Laguna Trail - Best of Loop12ModerateMt Laguna1740Y
Cedar Creek Falls Trail Guide6ModerateRamona1180Y
El Cajon Mountain Trail Guide12HardLakeside4000Y
Tenaja Falls Trail Guide7.5ModerateMurrieta1000Y
Beeks Place Hike From Black Star Canyon16HardSilverado2240Y
San Juan Loop Trail Guide (CA)2.1EasyLake Elsinore440Y
Palomar Mountain Observatory Trail5ModeratePalomar Mountain1000Y
Hike Coal Canyon Trail10ModerateAnaheim1840N
Oak Grove Trail to High Point Hike13.5HardWarner Springs3600Y
Hike Indian Truck Trail to Santiago Peak21HardCorona4910Y
Caspers Wilderness Park - Hike San Juan Hot Springs10.5ModerateSan Juan Capistrano830N
Modjeska Peak Hike15HardSilverado4820Y

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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