Mount Pacifico Campground is a small primitive campground high in the scenic mountains of Angeles National Forest. The campground is near the summit of Mount Pacifico at 7100 feet in elevation it offers amazing northern views of the desert below. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) passes by the campground and can be accessed by a half mile hike.
The area around Mount Pacifico was was heavily burned in the Station Fire of 2009. Most of the hiking trails are open, but many of the trees have been burned to the ground. However, the area is coming back with grasses and wildflowers filling in.
Getting to Mount Pacifico Campground can be a challenge, as the gate leading to the campground is often locked when the road is impassible by vehicle due to weather, or just general maintenance issues. When the gate is unlocked a high-clearance vehicle, preferably with four-wheel drive is recommended for accessing the campground. When the gate is locked the campground is accessible for hike-in camping.
There are 8 primitive campsites at Mount Pacifico Campground. All of the campsites include a picnic table, fire ring, and access to vault toilets. There is no drinking water at the campground or trash facilities. You must pack all trash out. Reservations are not accepted, all campsites are available on a first-come/first-served basis.
Mount Pacifico Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||8 Campsites|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|Trash/Dumpsters:||None – Pack it out|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not RV Accessible|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Generally May through November, but is accessible by foot year-round.|
|Geo Coordinates:||34.382562, -118.034211|
|Nearest City/Town:||La Canada Flintridge, California|
|Location:||Los Angeles County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||None|
|Proximity to Stores:||Store located 35 miles away in La Canada Flintridge|
|Directions:||From Interstate 210 in Pasadena, exit onto the Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy.2) and drive north for 9 miles. Turn left onto the Angeles Forest Hwy. (County Rd. N3) and drive about 12 miles to the intersection with Santa Clara Divide Rd. at Mill Creek Summit (there is a sign). Turn right and drive about 6 miles to the signed gate. Turn left and take the dirt road for 4 miles to the campground. The gate is locked in the winter when the road is impassable. Walk in at that time.May also be reached from the Sunland area by taking Big Tujunga Canyon Rd. and turning left at the Angeles Forest Highway, or by taking the Angeles Forest Highway from the Palmdale area.|
|Web:||Mount Pacifico Campground – Angeles National Forest|
|Reservations:||Not Accepted – First-come/first-served|
When To Go
Spring & Early Summer – The best time to go to Mount Pacifico Campground 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 and dirt roads suitable for hiking in the area around Mount Pacifico Campground, including the Mill Creek Trail.