Get into LA’s high country at Horse Flats Campground. At 5,000 feet in the crisp sky, you can say bye-bye to the smog laced highway country of the city, and hello to deep breaths. Sites sit in a forested meadow under the tall pines shade. Be sure to load up on water as there is zero on site. By day, explore the terrain around. By night hop in the hammock and thank the lucky stars above you, all billions of them.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
26 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water


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


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Hipcamper Molly
Molly F.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2018

Super easy to get to from Los Angeles and feels like you're very far away from the city. I went after work on a Thursday night and there were only a couple other campers so we basically had the place to ourselves. Lots of trails and easy hikes from the campground but it was really buggy. Bring bug spray for sure. Not sure how busy it gets on a weekend night but it was really nice and accessible. Only drawback I could see is that if it is busy, the sites are close to each other so you may be near your neighbor.

Hipcamper Lorena
Lorena A.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2017

It was very windy here which made it very cold at night. Be prepared.

Hipcamper Alex
Alex V.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 15th, 2015

This was a good campground for Angeles National Forest. Each spot seemed to have just enough trees to create a personal area of shade. It's not a lush campground but not many are in this area.

Hipcamper Machiko
Machiko Y.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 2nd, 2015

One of the best granite bouldering and top-roping areas in Los Angeles. The boulders start at Campground 8.

Hipcamper Ricardo G.
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November 20th, 2018
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January 5th, 2020
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August 30th, 2018
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January 20th, 2019
Hipcamper Joshua H.
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September 13th, 2017
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August 8th, 2017
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June 12th, 2017
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February 6th, 2017
Angeles National Forest
United States
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34.343° N, 118.01° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 26 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)