Angeles National Forest Guide

Angeles National Forest is a beautiful area of Southern California covering over 700,000 acres. The outdoor wonderland covers part of the San Gabriel Mountains and Sierra Pelona Mountains. It contains five national wilderness areas and almost 700 miles worth of hiking trails. There is plenty to see and do in this forest, depending on the area of the forest you visit and the time of year. There are areas for hiking, fishing, and other water sports, skiing, or even picnicking. The four visitor centers are there to guide you.

Where to Camp

Camping in Angeles National Forest

Angeles National Forest is a vast area with plenty to do. You can take your time exploring if you travel by RV because it allows you to stop and eat or sleep whenever it is convenient for you. If you do not own an RV, consider renting one using RVshare.

RV Rentals Near Angeles National Forest

Shape Hiking Trails

Angeles National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Angeles National Forest

Visiting the Angeles National Forest gives you over 700,000 acres to explore, so it is popular for geocaching. When it comes to flora, you will find much of the park covered in chaparral shrubs and oak woodlands. As you go up in elevation, you will see more pine and fir trees including acres of old-growth. You may also catch sight of gray foxes, bears, bobcats, cougar, deer, or bighorn sheep.

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How to get to Angeles National Forest

Address: 12371 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Fee: Forest Adventure Pass (annual) $30.0

Fee: Forest Adventure Pass (per day) $5.0

The Angeles National Forest is a wonderful place to explore full of hiking trails, stunning views, and a wide variety of camping areas. You will find a vast collection of beautiful plants and maybe even see an animal or two. There are lakes in the area as well, so you can enjoy fishing or other water sports during your stay. Traveling in an RV will allow you to enjoy your visit to its fullest since you will always have a spot to take a break or spend the night.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Angeles National Forest

Is there a fee to get into Angeles National Forest?

There are many spots in the Angeles National Forest that do not require a fee. However, some areas require visitors to have the Adventure Pass or to pay other fees. The Forest Adventure Pass Daily Pass costs $5 per vehicle per day.

Is Angeles National Forest open all year round?

The Angeles National Forest is open year round. Visitors can hike, mountain bike, and participate in a variety of outdoor activities all year long in the forest.

What type of wildlife lives in Angeles National Forest?

Wildlife that lives in Angeles National Forest includes bobcat, mountain lions, bear, and Nelson bighorn sheep. There is also a variety of birds, along with squirrels and other small animals.

What is the closest town to Angeles National Forest?

San Fernando is one of the closest towns to Angeles National Forest. The forest is also near cities like Altadena and Pasadena and it doesn't take long to go from a crowded city to the forest.

How many hiking trails does Angeles National Forest have?

Angeles National Forest has 53 trailheads. There are over 200 trails in the forest for hikers to explore.