Description

Forage your way through the Valley Forge Trail, for an intimate night in the wilderness at one of its remote camps. For hikers, bikers, and equestrians the trail offers all the views, and the site handles the comforts. Well, comforts in relation to backpacking at least. If your running low of your water supply, visit the nearby stream, just always remember to treat before you

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Forage your way through the Valley Forge Trail, for an intimate night in the wilderness at one of its remote camps. For hikers, bikers, and equestrians the trail offers all the views, and the site handles the comforts. Well, comforts in relation to backpacking at least. If your running low of your water supply, visit the nearby stream, just always remember to treat before you taste. If you plan on leaving your vehicle at one of the developed recreation sites while your on your hike be sure to have an Adventure Pass. Click this bad boy: Adventure Pass to find out how to get your hands on one.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
6
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Desert
Forest
Lake
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Cave
Hot spring
Redwoods
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Cat
Cat T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 26th, 2016

Camped here on Saturday 08/24/2016. All but one spot was taken. Probably less busy during the week. Typically a creek that runs through but due to extreme drought, there was none. Hike to site had a lot of switchbacks, well shaded for most parts. I would recommend taking the trail and not the Red Box road to the site, not much shade on the road. Latrines also at site which is nice. If you do decide to camp at this primitive spot, please pack out your trash and not leave it in the bathroom.

Hipcamper Julia
Julia F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 14th, 2016

3.3 MI HIKE TO CAMP FROM RED BOX STATION (closest place to park). You can take the fire road the whole way, or take the trail - about 1mi into the road on the right. Camped here 1 night on 11/12/16 on accident. We wanted to camp at West Fork but were too tired to make it the full 5.5 mi. Valley Forge is absolutely gorgeous in Fall - and given this was a holiday weekend we were excited to have the whole place to ourselves. Although 1 group did show up right before nightfall. We walked to West Fork (gorgeous walk) and were actually pleased that we stopped at Valley Forge because it was WAY prettier. PS: No water in the stream. No Fires allowed right now. Bathrooms were pretty good - they had toilet paper. 5 stars for my first time camping.

Looking down stream as we stand in the dry river bed. We're actually standing on the Valley Forge trail here, it cuts through the dry stream. The view from looking right outside our tent. Nice picnic bench, fire pit, and logs to sit on. The Valley Forge Trail on our way from the Valley Forge campsite back to the Red Box Station Looking out from our campsite, the bathrooms are a short walk and there's another campsite behind it. Pretty spread out though. You can see a small bit of the fire road on the right. Very secluded
Hipcamper yosemite
Yosemite S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 4th, 2015

At rear base of mt Wilson, nice shaded campgrounds usually not too crowded on the off weekends. There is a small creek that runs through it, but is currently dried out due to the drought. 6 mile hike from ranger st with generous cover and access to wilson.

Hipcamper Nancy H.
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September 18th, 2018
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July 29th, 2017
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June 23rd, 2017
Hipcamper Marty C.
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June 4th, 2017
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May 15th, 2017
Hipcamper Martin B.
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April 8th, 2017
Hipcamper Kyle D.
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March 3rd, 2017
Hipcamper Julia F.
recommends this listing.
December 7th, 2016
Park
Angeles National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
626-574-1613
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
34.253° N, 118.073° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 6 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)