Area Status: Closed
Pine Mountain Campground is nestled in a small valley along the top of Pine Mountain and consists of six campsites fashioned in a circle with a large open area in the middle. There are tables, BBQ grills or fire rings, and one pit toilet at this campground. Water is not available so please bring your own water. The campground is surrounded by moderate hills and is a quiet place for relaxing. At an elevation of 6650 feet, it offers cooler temperatures on hot summer days.
Points of Interest From Pine Mountain you are free to explore the area on your own. There is one designated trail in the area Boulder Canyon (23W03). You may also want to walk around the surrounding hills to see the views and the trees. You can pick out which trees are Jeffrey pines by the scent of the bark. If you put your noise close to the bark, you’ll smell vanilla!
Vegetation You will find Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, and white fir trees at these campgrounds. Along the outskirts, you’ll notice chaparral species. These species include manzanita, and California sage. You may also see some scrub oak.
Wildflowers are abundant in the spring and early summer. They are something to see! You will be dazzled by lupine, false lupine, scarlet bugler, and many others.
Wildlife Keep your eyes open for red-tailed hawks soaring above the trees. If you are lucky, you may see a California condor! Other birds in the area include woodpeckers, and chickadees. Deer, bear, and coyote also live in the area.
At a Glance
||Closed on 12/5/13 for the winter season. Will reopen in May, 2014.
Pine Mountain is on a first come first served basis.
An Adventure Pass is required to camp or recreate at Reyes Peak Campground. The National Forest Adventure Pass is a recreation pass for visitors using the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests. The Pass must be displayed on visitors’ vehicles and is available in two forms: a Daily Pass for $5.00 and an Annual Pass, good for one year from month of purchase for $30.00.
||Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.
To get to Pine Mountain Camgpround, follow Highway 33 to the turnoff at Pine Mountain Summit (6N06), mile marker 42.50. The turnoff is 33.2 miles from the Ojai Ranger Station. Turn right and follow the partially paved road another 4.7 miles. Pine Mountain Campground will be to your right. If you wish to continue to Reyes Peak, follow the road for another mile. The total distance from Ojai Ranger Station to Pine Mountain is 38 miles, and Reyes Peak is 39 miles.