Devore Trail Camp is a primitive trailside camping spot in the Angeles National Forest near the peak of Mount Wilson. The campground is a small hike-in campground and is maintained by the Forest Service. There are six tree-covered campsites located at Devore Trail Camp, and the campsites are surprisingly spacious. Getting to the campground requires hiking in on the Gabrielino Trail for about 5.5 miles.
The 6 primitive campsites at Devore Trail Camp have picnic tables and fire rings. There are no restrooms or piped drinking water. There is a stream that flows alongside the campground, with water that can be filtered for drinking. You must pack all trash out. Reservations are not accepted, all campsites are available on a first-come/first-served basis.
While there is no feee to camp at Devore Trail Camp, you will need to buy an Adventure Pass to park at the trailhead. Passes are not sold at the trail head 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.
Devore Trail Camp Features
|Number of Campsites:||6 Campsites|
|Trash/Dumpsters:||None – Pack it out|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not RV Accessible|
|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:||None|
|Proximity to Stores:||Store located 30 miles away in La Canada Flintridge|
|Directions:||From Interstate 210 in La Canada, take the Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy. 2) approximately 14 miles to the Red Box Saddle. Park there and follow the Gabrielino Trail 5.5 miles to the campground.|
|Web:||Devore Trail Camp – Angeles National Forest|
|Reservations:||Not Accepted – First-come/first-served|
When To Go
Spring & Early Summer – The best time to go to Devore Trail Camp is in the Spring & Early Summer. The weather will not be too cold or too hot during these times.
Friday 11/24 0%
High 75° / Low 53°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 75F. Winds light and variable.
Saturday 11/25 0%
High 72° / Low 48°
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 72F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 11/26 0%
High 67° / Low 43°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 67F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
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.
Wednesday 11/29 0%
High 61° / Low 41°
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.