Mount Laguna Recreation Area

Laguna Mountain Recreation Area - Cleveland National Forest (mostly beginner and intermediate trails, 40 trails, 87 miles)


The Laguna Mountain Recreation Area has several trail systems/loops that can be ridden separately, or you can link them up for a bigger day in the pine forest.  Big Laguna Trail (BLT) stays in and around the main meadows area, while Red Tail Roost, Chico Ravine and Los Gatos are some of the side trails that can be looped into the BLT network.  

Many riders also connect a Laguna meadow ride with a Noble Canyon, which is a popular shuttle route from Pine Valley.  With the exception of Noble Canyon, it’s not all that technical up in the Lagunas, but mile-high riding under a blue bird sky on trails that meander in-and-out of conifer forest, mixed with some oak, and meadows is always a good time.

You can park along the Sunrise Highway at several spots - Sunset Staging Area, Red Tailed Roost and Penny Pines are popular places to park. 

Adventure Pass Information: Certain staging and parking areas require an Adventure Pass.

People who have the annual national parks pass (America the Beautiful pass) can use that in lieu of an Adventure Pass. More info at: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

Passes are now available online!!
Options for purchase:  
BUY printable day pass  $5
BUY annual pass sent via mail  $30 (second car pass only $5 additional - share with a friend!)
City and local forest vendors

You can also access the trails from the Mount Laguna Campground or Burnt Rancheria Campground.  You don’t need the pass if you are camping.
Camping Reservations in Laguna Mt.

Ebikes are not permitted on USFS non-motorized trails. 
Bicycles are prohibited on the Pacific Crest Trail.  

Resources: 
Trailforks region overview 
USFS Cleveland National Forest Laguna Mt. Website 
The Ultimate Guide to Mount Laguna Outdoor Adventure from Outdoor SoCal


Suggested Route: 
 
Trailforks.com