Cleveland National Forest

One of the easiest hikes in the San Diego area…if you're a mountain goat

The climb to Three Sisters is well worth it

While some in North America still shovel snow, San Diegans have the perfect venue for a hot March day — Three Sisters Falls, for a plunge in the frigid mountain water. The trail down to ...

Tour the Cuyamacas from creek to peak in just one hike

Stonewall to Upper Green Valley offers a beautiful and comprehensive perspective

This hike offers an opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of the Cuyamaca Mountains. The loop travels along Cold Stream Creek under shady, ancient oaks with the sound of water gently flowing over rocks, ...

Your destination is the pigeon roost

Hike through this Palomar Mountain forest thick with oaks and conifers

Parts of Fry Creek Trail are reminiscent of forests much farther north.

Not the highest peak but maybe the best view

A walk among the survivors of the Cedar Fire to Eagle Peak

Enjoy a 360-degree view of the San Diego River canyon and its surrounding peaks.

Hot day? Hop in the Harper Creek pools

Vegetation, views, and more on this Cuyamaca-area hike

Harper Creek Trail puts on a colorful show!

Views of wildfire recovery

See how it grows on the once-scorched Pine Ridge Trail

A hike in the Cuyamacas with views in a wilderness setting.

Big Laguna for little legs

Casual hike to Monument Peak accessible for all ages, but watch out for... lasers?

Keep the kids off the antennae and away from the laser targets on Monument Peak.

360 degrees of spectacular

Plenty of color on the journey to Cuyamaca Peak

Hike to the roof of San Diego County and see Mexico and Arizona from one spot.

Splash in the Devil's Punchbowl

Nobody’s allowed to jump in.

Be prepared for this challenging but rewarding hike to one of San Diego County’s most spectacular waterfalls.

A historic route used by Indians, Spaniards, and the Jackass Mail

An oriflamme or “golden flame” appeared on the red battle standard of the King of France during the Middle Ages. It is unlikely that Oriflamme Canyon was named for this, although a red banner could ...

Soon, frogs will be serenading in Cottonwood Creek

Accessible, subtle beauty

Cottonwood Creek Falls offers a restful setting in a deep East County canyon.

Abundant signs of renewed life

Post-fire Garnet Peak hike boasts a flurry of wildflowers.

Hike this peak for dramatic views of the desert, mountains, and ocean all from one spot.

Big Laguna-Gatos Spur

Aromas of butterscotch and grape soda in Cleveland National Forest

Pines, oaks, and incense cedar on this six-mile loop of the Gatos Big Laguna Trail Spur.

Sunset trail

Big Sky Country in San Diego County

Montana is not the only state that can boast being “Big Sky Country.” We have the same bragging rights in our own backyard: the Laguna Mountains (locals call it “the Lagunas”). Tucked in the Cleveland ...

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