Gould Mesa Trail Camp

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Gould Mesa Trail Camp is a hike-in campground located 2 miles from Ventura Street on the Gabrielino Trail. Being only a few miles away La Canada-Flintridge, it offers a quick-respite for the weary hiker. Those choosing to start in Altadena near the Jet Propulsion Laboratories will walk through riparian groves along a tranquil steam surrounded by steep ridges. The trek to Gould Mesa Trail Camp is 5.1 miles round trip with 300 feet of elevation change. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: First come - first served basis. Fire rings provided.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Water: Stream
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Location: Accessible by the Gabrielino National Recreation Trail. From Interstate 210 WEST in La Canada, take Windsor Ave. Turn right on Windsor to Ventura St. and park. Take the Gabrielino Trail 2 miles to the campground. OR from Interstate 210 exit at the Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy. 2) and head north about 2 miles. Park on the right before you enter the forest and hike the dirt road 1 mile past the power substation to the campground.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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

Horse Riding & Camping

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Picnic tables
Tent camping
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