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.

Partly Cloudy
Friday 11/24 0%
High 75° / Low 53°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 75F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 11/25 0%
High 72° / Low 48°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 72F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 11/26 0%
High 67° / Low 43°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 67F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Monday 11/27 50%
High 52° / Low 37°
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 52F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Tuesday 11/28 0%
High 61° / Low 40°
A mainly sunny sky. High 61F. Winds light and variable. Stronger winds in and below canyons and passes.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 11/29 0%
High 61° / Low 41°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 61F. Winds light and variable. Stronger winds in and below canyons and passes.

What To Do

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

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