Buckhorn Campground is a developed medium-sized campground that is often used as a jumping off point for backpacking in Angeles National Forest. The pine and cedar covered campground is located high in the San Gabriel Mountains at 6300 feet in elevation. northwest of Los Angeles. Unlike many of the hike-in campsites in Angeles National Forest Buckhorn Campground is RV friendly.

Hiking is the primary activity at Buckhorn Campground. The Pacific Crest Trail, High Desert Trail, and the Silver Moccasin Trail are all nearby and provide great day hikes as well as opportunities for multi-day thru-hikes.

There are 38 campsites at Buckhorn Campground, all of which include fire rings, a picnic table, and access to vault toilets and drinking water. Reservations are not accepted, all campsites are available on a first-come/first-served basis.

You will need to buy an Adventure Pass to park your car at Buckhorn Campground. Passes are not sold at the campground an must be purchased in advance from a retailer. You will also need a free California Campfire Permit to have any open flame, including stoves, at the campground. The Campfire Permit can be obtained from any Forest Service ranger station of office, or online.

Buckhorn Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 38 Campsites
Cost: $12/night
Use Level: High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Vault Toilet
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: 18 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round

Getting There

Geo Coordinates:
34.346691, -117.912784
Nearest City/Town: La Canada Flintridge, California
Elevation: 6300 Feet
Location: Los Angeles County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: Store located 40 miles away in La Canada Flintridge
Directions: From I-210 in the city of La Canada Flintridge, exit at Angeles Crest Highway (CA Hwy 2) and drive northeast for 36 miles.



(626) 574-1613

Web: Buckhorn Campground – Angeles National Forest
Reservations: Not Accepted – First-come/first-served

When To Go

Spring & Early Summer – The best time to go to Buckhorn Campground is in the Spring & Early Summer. The weather will not be too cold or too hot during these times.

Tuesday 09/19 10%
High 64° / Low 49°
Partly cloudy. High 64F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 09/20 10%
High 66° / Low 48°
Mainly sunny. High 66F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 09/21 40%
High 59° / Low 44°
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 59F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday 09/22 10%
High 62° / Low 44°
Plentiful sunshine. High 62F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 09/23 0%
High 66° / Low 47°
Sunny. High 66F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 09/24 0%
High 71° / Low 49°
Sunny skies. High 71F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

What To Do

Hiking – There are many hiking trails throughout the area, including the PCT.

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