Hoegees Trail Camp (Hike-in Campground)
TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to the Bobcat Fire.
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:
Hoegees Trail Camp can be found by starting at the Chantry Flat Picnic Area and hiking along the Winter Creek Trail. The 2.2-mile shaded hike offers a wonderful view of lush pines, oaks, and other vegetation. Once you make it to Hoegees, you'll have the option to continue onto the Upper Winter Creek trail for a 4.85-mile loop with 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Another option is to connect to the Gabrielino Trail and continue on to Mt. Wilson.
Amenities: 13 hike-in campsites- picnic tables and campfire rings/klamath stoves, no toilet facilities, 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.
Hiking: Access to the Upper Winter Creek Trail and the Gabrielino National Recreation Trail
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed due to the Bobcat Fire closure.|
|Reservations:||First-come, first-served campsites. Reserving or holding of sites not allowed.|
|Fees:||Adventure Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required.|
|Permit Info:||California Campfire Permit required.|
|Restrictions:||See current fire restrictions.|
|Passes:||Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass required. Information & Pass Sales|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Please call the LA Gateway District Office at (818) 482-8937 for current conditions and additional information. For more office info visit Information & Pass Sales.|
From Interstate 210 in Arcadia, exit at Santa Anita Ave. and go north 6 miles to the Chantry Flat Picnic Area. Hike in approximately 2 miles, via the Upper Winter Creek Trail.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||14 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Alerts & Warnings
- NEW! Office Updates - Need Info or Passes?
- Forest Service Road Closures
- Additional Damage to Roads/Trails Due to Tropical Storm Hilary
- Fire Danger: HIGH
- Temporary Closures (Bobcat Fire)
- Driving to the Forest?
- Advisory: Hiking at High Elevations
- Planning to Camp? (Stay Limits & Dispersed Camping Restrictions)