Angeles National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

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Directions

Angeles National Forest 701 N. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006 (626) 574-1613 M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m Closed for lunch between 1:00 – 1:30 PM

Activities

BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

California Campgrounds

MEADOW GROUP CAMPGROUND

JACKSON FLATS

MOUNTAIN OAK

LAKE CAMPGROUND

TABLE MOUNTAIN (ANGELES)

LIGHTNING POINT GROUP CAMPGROUND

COULTER GROUP CAMPGROUND

BANDIDO GROUP CAMPGROUND

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

California Hiking Trails

Icehouse Trailhead

Rowher Flats Trailhead

Heaton Flats Trailhead

Islip Wawona Trailhead

Strawberry Colby Trailhead

Windy Gap Trailhead

Chantry Flat Picnic Site

Three Points Trailhead

Islip Saddle Day Use Area

Devil’s Canyon (Hwy 2) Trailhead

Mt. Wilson Rd/Eaton Saddle Trailhead

Inspiration Point Trailhead

Mt. Baden Powell via Vincent’s Gap

PCT Pony Park Trailhead

West Fork Day Use Trailhead

Shortcut Saddle Trailhead

East Fork Day Use Pking Trailhead

Upper Bear Creek Trailhead

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More California Recreation Areas

Angeles National Forest

The Angeles National Forest was established by Executive Order in December 1892. It covers about 700,000 acres and is the backyard playground to the huge metropolitan area of Los Angeles. The Angeles manages the watersheds within its boundaries to provide valuable water to southern California and to protect surrounding communities from catastrophic floods. The land within the Forest is as diverse in appearance and terrain as it is in the opportunities it provides for enjoyment. Elevations range from 1,200 to 10,064 feet. Much of the Forest is covered with dense chaparral which changes to pine and fir-covered slopes as you reach the majestic peaks of the higher elevations. The Angeles National Forest offers natural environments, spectacular scenery, developed campgrounds and picnic areas, swimming, fishing, skiing and the solitude of quiet wilderness areas. Trails winding throughout the forest accommodate hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers, and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts.