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
|Number of Campsites:||26 Campsites|
|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:||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.|
|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.
Sunday 12/17 0%
High 56° / Low 36°
Mostly sunny and windy. High 56F. Winds NE at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Monday 12/18 0%
High 58° / Low 36°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 58F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 12/19 0%
High 58° / Low 37°
Mostly sunny skies. High 58F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 12/20 10%
High 50° / Low 29°
Partly cloudy. High near 50F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 12/21 0%
High 52° / Low 30°
A mainly sunny sky. High 52F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Stronger winds in and below canyons and passes.
Friday 12/22 0%
High 55° / Low 34°
Generally sunny. High near 55F. Winds light and variable. Stronger winds in and below canyons and passes.
What To Do
Hiking – There are many hiking trails throughout the area.