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Another Fun Day in Cleveland National Forest

We had a fun day driving through and seeing various parks in the area. Cleveland National Park is... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Fremont, California
Beautiful in Spring

We drove from Buena Park and enjoyed the views from the many pullovers. There were a lot of purple... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Memphis, Tennessee
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Although near major metropolitan centers, this national forest is a well-preserved expanse of scenic beauty.
10845 Rancho Bernardo Rd Ste 200, Alpine, CA 91901
+1 858-673-6180
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We had a fun day driving through and seeing various parks in the area. Cleveland National Park is 460,000 acres (720 sq miles). There are also some nice areas for pretty desert views.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mini
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We drove from Buena Park and enjoyed the views from the many pullovers. There were a lot of purple flower blooms and a variety of others. The road does wind, but we never picked up enough speed for long enough for me to notice the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We birded Kitchen Creek, and along the Sunrise Highway. Great birds, and well maintained road. Well worth the time and effort to drive from Orange County.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We took a drive through the Cleveland National Forest. There is a good diversity of scenery from chaparrel to pines. The towns are cute to visit. There is currently (March 2018) some road construction going on but there was minimal delays. There is nice hikes...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

It was a very pleasant side trip from San Diego. Our goal was some pleasant hiking. We did Fry Creek, short Inaya, and Oak Grove. They varied in distance and level of difficulty but great scenery was delightful on each trail. The early April weather...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Everything is lush and beautiful. The road winds significantly, so it you get car sick, be prepared. We would recommend continuing on 74 to the top overlooking the lake. Stunning views.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Scenery ranges from chaparrel covered hillsides to tall pines depending on elevation ranging from 1000' to over 8000' with vistas into the desert. Many good hiking trails in the Laguna Mountain area. Waterfalls are seasonal but can be spectacular. In winter sledding is popular. WAtcvh...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Maryloualso
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Beautiful view. Don't forget to take the tour inside the observatory.The nature trail is great. So much to see. I've been there many times. .

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank joeyv52
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We didn't even know we were in the national forest as it was a route our GPS took us on to our destination. What a find. Great places to relax, eat and hike will have us coming back soon Need to research all the things...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Cleveland National Forest is a beautiful place to explore by car, on foot (the best hiking trails), on bike or on Horseback. It puts you up close and personal with the unique ecosystem here in southern california. Camping sites abound and there are many...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Marla C
18 August 2017|
Response from Maryloualso | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have not heard of any.
18 April 2017|
Response from ElwoodP2013 |
There is Barona Indian Casino near the Sunrise Highway off I-8. that goes into the Forest. If you like quiet go to Julian to a bed and breakfast or Ramona has a motel. Or on the desert side, La Casa del Zoro.in Borrego... More