Hoegees Trail Camp is one of many hike-in primitive campgrounds in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles. The campground is located in the tree covered Santa Anita Canyon alongside a small flowing creek. small, primitive campground with only 5 campsites near LA in the Angeles National Forest. Hoegees Trail Camp is a hike-in campground that is managed by the Forest Service. Getting to the campground requires hiking in on the Upper Winter Creek Trail for about 2 miles.
All of the campsites at Hoegees Trail Camp offer picnic tables and fire rings. A vault toilet is available. There is no piped drinking water available, however there is a small seasonal stream that flows alongside the campground, with water that can be filtered for drinking. However, the stream often runs dry during periods of low rainfall; be sure to bring plenty of water with you. 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 fee to camp at Hoegees 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.
Hoegees Trail Camp Features
|Number of Campsites:||14 Campsites|
|Use Level:||Medium – High|
|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:||Arcadia, California|
|Location:||Los Angeles County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||None|
|Proximity to Stores:||Store located 20 miles away in Arcadia|
|Directions:||From I-210 in Arcadia, exit at Santa Anita Ave. and go north 6 miles to the Chantry Flat Picnic Area. Hike in approximately 2 miles, via the Upper Winter Creek Trail.|
|Web:||Hoegees Trail Camp – Angeles National Forest|
|Reservations:||Not Accepted – First-come/first-served|
When To Go
Spring & Early Summer – The best time to go to Hoegees 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.