Hoegees Trail Camp (Hike-in Campground)

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to the Bobcat Fire.

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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.
Operational Hours: Year-round.
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.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: See current fire restrictions. 
Water: Stream
Restroom: None
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.

General Information


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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 14 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None


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