We always encourage the public to plan ahead before visiting the Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, and other natural areas. By taking a few steps to prepare, visitors can ensure a positive experience in the outdoors and help keep these places clean and safe for others.
When preparing to visit the national forest and/or national monument, please keep in mind that these are wild, rugged natural areas. Unlike at developed city parks, you may not have access to public service amenities such as informational/visitor services, restrooms, and/or trash/recycling cans.
You deserve a beautiful experience in nature! If you can pack it in, you can pack it out. Helping to keep these lands clean is our shared responsibility. Come prepared with extra trash bags and take your trash home with you if trash dumpsters or bins are full. Any trash left behind can make animals sick and pollute the river and our drinking water.