Bear Canyon Trail Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Elevation: 3400-Foot Elevation

Amenities: 3 hike-in campsites- Picnic tables and campfire rings, no toilets, no trash receptacles. Pack In-Pack Out. There is 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. 

Hiking: Access to the trail camp is a 4.5 mile hike down the Arroyo from Switzer's Picnic Area.  

Fees: Camping - Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required if parking at any of the parking areas for Switzer's Picnic Area. Campsites are first come-first served. No reserving or holding of campsites allowed. 

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

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Year-round.
Reservations: Campsites are first come - first served. No reserving or holding of sites allowed. 
Permit Info: California Campfire Permit Required.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Fire Restrictions are in effect. All fires must be put completely out each night and before you leave the area.
Water: Seasonal Stream
Restroom: No
Passes: Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please call the LA Gateway District Office at (818) 482-8937 for current conditions and additional information.

General Information

Directions:

From Interstate 210 in La Canada, exit at Angeles Crest Highway (HWY 2) and drive northeast for approximately 10 miles to the Switzers Picnic Area. Take a right into the Switzers Picnic Area and follow the narrow paved road about 1/2 mile down to the lower parking lot. The trail to Bear Canyon Trail Camp begins at the east end of the parking lot across a wooden footbridge.


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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites3 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.250672

  Longitude : 
-118.148633

  Elevation : 
3400

 

Know Before You Go!

Know Before You Go!


Logo: Buy It Where You Burn It

Be aware that firewood can harbor insects and diseases; transporting it can move these pests to new locations.

 



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