Straight out the storybooks, the 2 mile Upper Winter Creek Trail takes you into the woods to Hoegees Trail Camp. Snug in a stony forest bed with tiny fairytale creeks, don’t be surprised if you’re summoned to belt out a Disney tune. Beauty is often partnered with popularity, so take the heads up and arrive early. Come prepared with your daily dose of H2O. Streams offer drinking water, but it must be treated and flow is unpredictable.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
14 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


There are more trails in the surrounding area than within the forest, but with over 500 miles of trails, there’s no need to com...Read more


When the Los Angeles sun is beating down on you, you definitely need an escape into nature; make the most of the beautiful day ...Read more


Tired of work and waiting for the fish to bite? No worries, your opportunity to fish doesn’t involve driving hours up the coast...Read more


Who knew that you could climb steep mountains in Los Angeles? Well, now you know! In fact, there are over 500 miles of trails f...Read more

Horseback riding

Equestrians will love exploring the 557 miles of trails; riding is permitted on all trails except nature trails. There’s also h...Read more


The perfect place to kayak is Pyramid Lake, a beautiful reservoir located away from the bustle of Los Angeles. All of your boat...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Tired of LA highway traffic? Yeah, so are we, just thinking about it. Instead of sitting on the interstate, come cruise over 30...Read more


There are quite a few classic climbs in the forest for boulderers and mountain climbers to try out. Check ‘em out on the Mounta...Read more

Snow sports

Winter in LA doesn’t really feel like winter, but it can if you head up to the mountains! There, you’ll find a snow-covered for...Read more


Heat too much for you? Don’t want to go to the beach where the water’s a little too cold and the sand a little too hot? No prob...Read more

Wildlife watching

Angeles has its fair share of wildlife, with the general motley crew of bears, raccoons, and mountain lions. If you’re camping ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Hoegees Trail Camp.

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Hipcamper Rob
Rob K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 19th, 2018

I've camped there with my kids, it is a perfect first hike and backpacking trip. EXCEPT the trail head is REALLY popular and you will not get parking unless you get there before dawn or have some special parking god looking out for you. I was extremely luck to have a good samaritan see me with my kids and give me their parking spot or else I would have had to park 3/4s of a mile away. And the toilet pits stunk, but otherwise a good campsite for beginners.

Hipcamper Charles
Charles H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 19th, 2019

Just returned from a 2 night trip with my 2 daughters yesterday (so Tues-Thurs trip). We got there at about 6 am and there was plenty of parking. We look Lower Creek in and crossed streams about 5 times. There was no one in Hoegee just us. Toilets were closed and hard to find a place to go when nature called since there are many hikers going through. Lots of flies and mosquitoes. One bear box that people are using as a trash can. May want to bring something to cut wood. Took Upper Creek out, inclines at first but evens out.

Hipcamper Annie  W.
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September 26th, 2018
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January 28th, 2020
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May 22nd, 2017
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April 8th, 2017
Angeles National Forest
United States
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34.208° N, 118.033° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 14 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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