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ARE YOU READY FOR WINTER - Angeles National Forest
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Angeles National Forest
Best Things To Do in Los Angeles

In about a half-hour, travelers can trade in busy downtown LA for the serenity of nature at the Angeles National Forest. The almost 700,000-acre forest is an easily accessible place for locals and visitors to hike, bike, ski, ride horses, swim, fish and even camp. Encompassing the San Gabriel Mountains, terrain ranges from desert to dense forest. Perhaps one of the most visited sites is Mount Baldy, which is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains at 10,064 feet. The 28-mile Gabrielino National Recreation Trail offers a variety of hikes, from moderate to challenging. Recent visitors loved the views and found the range of trail options perfect for different types of hikers.

Visitors to the Angeles National Forest must purchase a National Forest Adventure Pass. It’s $5 for a daily pass or $30 for an annual pass; the pass is good at other national forests in the area. There are visitor and information centers in different areas of the forest, which offer general information, activities and education events. Visit the forest's website for specific hours and details.

Forest Fire Restoration Program
The Angeles National Forest is located within one of the driest, most fire-prone areas in the United States – where human-caused wildland fires are becoming larger and more frequent - significantly damaging natural resources as well as the important human infrastructure on these invaluable public lands.

Not all areas and resources impacted by these fires will recover naturally, so forest managers and partners have launched a number of restoration efforts intended to produce ecosystems that are able to adapt and thrive over time. Projects located within the areas burned by the Copper Fire (2002), Ranch Fire (2007), and Sayre Fire (2008) focus on forest or upland vegetation and stream or riparian ecosystem restoration, sensitive wildlife species management, infrastructure improvements, and other beneficial projects.



Contact Information
Angeles National Forest
701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
(747) 322-6574

Los Angeles Gateway Ranger District
12371 N. Little Tujunga Canyon Road
San Fernando, CA 91342
(818) 482-8937

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
110 N. Wabash Avenue
Glendora, CA 91741
(747) 322-6643


ARE YOU READY FOR WINTER - Angeles National Forest
OUTDOORS - Best Things To Do

By: fs.usda

Office (747) 322-6574
Office (818) 482-8937
Office (747) 322-6643
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