Horse Flats Campground

Horse Flats Campground

Horse Flats Campground is a small equestrian campground situated along the Silver Moccasin National Recreation Trail in Southern California. While Horse Flats is an equestrian campground, it can also be used for normal tent camping as well. The campground is dotted with tall pines that provide some shade. The campground is located in the San Gabriel Mountains above Los Angeles at about 5300 feet in elevation.

There are 26 campsites at Horse Flats Campground, all of which include fire rings, a picnic table, access to vault toilets and horse rails and corrals. 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 the trailhead. 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.

Horse Flat Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 26 Campsites
Cost: $12/night
Use Level: Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Vault Toilet
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Not RV Accessible
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round

Getting There

Geo Coordinates:
34.342777, -118.010000
Nearest City/Town: La Canada Flintridge, California
Elevation: 5000 Feet
Location: Los Angeles County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: Store located 31 miles away in La Canada Flintridge
Directions: From I-210 in La Canada Flintridge, exit at Angeles Crest Hwy. (CA Hwy. 2) and drive 29 miles to the intersection with the Santa Clara Divide Rd. (Forest Road # 3N17) at Three Points (watch for the sign). Turn to south 1/2 mile and drive 3 miles to Horse Flats Campground.



(626) 574-1613

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

When To Go

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

Tuesday 05/23 0%
High 80° / Low 55°
Abundant sunshine. High around 80F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 05/24 0%
High 70° / Low 46°
Mainly sunny. High around 70F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 05/25 0%
High 60° / Low 42°
Abundant sunshine. High around 60F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 05/26 20%
High 57° / Low 42°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 57F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 05/27 0%
High 66° / Low 48°
Mainly sunny. High 66F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 05/28 0%
High 74° / Low 51°
A mainly sunny sky. High 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

What To Do

Hiking – There are many hiking trails throughout the area.

Image Credits:  Tom Fassbender via Flicker

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