Cleveland National Forest
The Cleveland National Forest is the southern-most National Forest in California. Consisting of 460,000 acres, 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.

Contact Cleveland National Forest

Joan Friedlander
Palomar Ranger District Ranger
1634 Black Canyon Rd.
Ramona, California  92065
Phone: (760) 788-0250
Fax: (760) 788-6130


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • San Diego County, California