Horse Flats Campground

Angeles National Forest

San Gabriel Mountains

Angeles National Forest
Attractions and Activities

Visitors camped at Horse Flats Campground in the Angeles National Forest find a wide variety of destinations to explore in the San Gabriel Mountains

  • Enjoy hiking in the sub-alpine setting of the Cucamonga Wilderness, perhaps glimpsing some Nelson bighorn sheep.
  • Hike the Burckhardt and Pacific Crest trails through the Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness.
  • Hike the 10-mile Mt. Waterman Trail from Three Points to Buckhorn.
  • Set off backpacking in the Sheep Mountain Wilderness.
  • Go mountain biking on the San Gabriel Peak Trail or the West Fork National Recreation Trail.
  • Cast your fishing line into Crystal Lake or Little Rock Reservoir.
  • Try horseback riding on the Natures Canteen Trail or the Echo Mountain Trail.
  • Drop in to the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center on a weekend.
  • Enjoy the exhibits at the Chilao Visitor Center on Highway 2.

Key Horse Flats Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only permitted in fire rings,
  2. Quiet Hours run from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times.
  4. A National Forest Adventure Pass is needed for vehicles parked in non-fee campgrounds in the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests.

Horse Flats Campground

Horse Flats Campground is located off Highway 2 (the Angeles Crest Highway) near Three Points in the Angeles National Forest. Trails leading out of the campground connect with many popular trails such as the Silver Moccasin Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and the High Desert National Recreation Trail.

Horse Flats Campground has 26 campsites for small RVs, trailers, and tents. Camping is not restricted to those with horses. Campsites are well spaced apart and surrounded by mature pines. Unlike nearby campgrounds, Horse Flats is rarely crowded. Previous campers report that sites #5, 9 and 11 offer the best shade. No water is available at the campground.

Campground Basics
Horse Flats Campground Location: Pacifico Mt./Santa Clara Divide Rd., off Highway 2 at Three Points, 29 miles northeast of La Canada
Elevation: 5,650 feet
Mileage from Gateway City: Los Angeles - 48 miles
Number of Campsites: 26
Open - Closed: April - mid-November
Dates vary based on weather
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: On leash, always attended
Los Angeles River Ranger District: (818) 899-1900

No Reservations: First come, first served
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 20 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None
Fees: $12 per night
Check-in, check-out: any time, Noon

Horse Flats Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire rings, hitching rails; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, no water, 4 corrals
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Horse Flats Campground: Hike to the top of nearby Mount Hillyer, boulders to clamber on, mountain biking, hiking trails, horseback riding, Chilao Visitor Center, Silver Moccasin Trail, Pacific Crest Trail

General Camping Information

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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