Cooper Canyon Trail Camp (Hike-in Campground)

Area Status: Open

General Camping Info: Find helpful guidance and tips for an enjoyable trip to the forest!

Know Fire & Other Restrictions Before You Go!: These conditions can affect your entire trip. For example, Extreme and Critical fire use restrictions mean no campfires and no portable cooking systems/stoves. Bring cold food and no S'mores. 

Be Bear Aware!: Bear safety is critical, for the safety of your group and/or you, as well as our bears. Help keep bears wild by following these tips. 

Overview of Site: 

Elevation: 6300-Foot Elevation

Amenities: 2.5-mile hike one-way from Burkhart Trailhead. 5 hike-in group campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings/klamath stoves, vault toilet, no trash receptacles, no piped water available. Seasonal stream water (treat before using). However, water flow may be low or non-existent due to reduced rainfall. Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and extinguishing campfires. Pack In-Pack Out. Bear-proof boxes provided for storage of food and scented items. 

Hiking: Access to the Pacific Crest Trail, Silver Moccasin Trail National Recreation Trail.  

Waterplay: Access to Cooper Canyon Falls.

Fees: Camping - Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required for vehicles parked at Burkhart Trailhead. 

          Day use - Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Hike-in only from Hwy 2
Reservations: Campsites are first come - first served. Reserving or holding of sites not allowed.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. 
Permit Info: California Campfire Permit is Required.
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: See current fire restrictions.
Closest Towns: La Canada.
Water: Stream water- treat before using
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: Interagency Pass or Adventure Pass required for vehicles parked at Burkhart trailhead - Buckhorn Campground.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please call the Acton Work Center at (661) 269-2808 or the Chilao Visitor Center on weekends at (626) 796-5541 for current conditions and additional information. For other office info, visit Information & Pass Sales.

General Information


Location: From Interstate 210 in La Canada, exit onto the  Angeles Crest Highway (HWY 2) and drive northeast for approximately 33 miles to Cloudburst Summit. Park in the clearing to the left (north) of the highway and follow either the fire road (1.75 miles) or the Pacific Crest Trail (2.5 miles) down to Cooper Canyon Trail Camp.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 5 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None



Parking: Parking at Cloudburst Summit and Burkhart Trailhead
Toilets: Single SST vault toilet-Currently Closed
Drinking water: Seasonal streams only

Recreation Areas

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