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.
What To Do
Hiking – There are many hiking trails throughout the area.