Cleveland National Forest

W Updated
Cleveland National Forest- Sign
Cleveland National Forest-falls
Cleveland National Forest-rock formation
Cleveland National Forest-sunset

City Listings

City Listing Category

Geographical Address

Duty Station(s)
Public Address
10845 Rancho Bernardo Road, San Diego, CA 92127, United States
Postal Code

Contact Info


Business Info

Operating Hours
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Closed now
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

The Cleveland National Forest honors its past and celebrates all it has to offer visitors. The Forest provides various terrains and recreational opportunities, including camping and picnic areas, hiking, exploring on horseback, trail running, mountain biking, and scenic drives.

The Cleveland National Forest is the southernmost National Forest in California. Consisting of 460,000 acres (720 sq mi) (1,900 km), the forest offers a wide variety of terrains and recreational opportunities.

Until the arrival in San Diego of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the lands now within the Cleveland National Forest were known only to the desert and coastal Indian tribes who used them. The Kumeyaay, Luiseños, Cahuilla, and Cupeño found a good living on the abundant acorns and game. Many of our trails today follow those routes first used by these early dwellers.

Created on July 1, 1908, with the consolidation of the Trabuco Canyon National Reserve and San Jacinto National Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt and named after former president Grover Cleveland. The Forest is divided into the Trabuco, Palomar, and Descanso Ranger Districts and is located in the counties of Riverside, Orange, and San Diego.


Swap Start/End