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
|Number of Campsites:||38 Campsites|
|RV/Trailer Length:||18 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open year-round|
|Nearest City/Town:||La Canada Flintridge, California|
|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.|
|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.
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.