Gould Mesa Trail Camp (Hike-in Campground)
DUE TO RECENT WINTER STORMS, SOME RECREATION AREAS MAY BE INACCESSIBLE OR CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK ALERTS & NOTICES FOR ANY CLOSURES / RESTRICTIONS / OFFICE UPDATES.
Gould Mesa Trail Camp is a hike-in campground—2 miles round-trip with a very steep hill.
NOTE: Due to recent rainfall and flooding, there is debris blocking the FS Service Road to the campground. Maintenance and cleanup of the campground will be sporadic.
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:
General Amenities: 5 hike-in campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings, vault toilets, trash receptacles, no piped water available. Seasonal stream (treat/boil water--if available--before using). However, water flow may be low or non-existent due to reduced rainfall/drought. Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and extinguishing campfires.
Equestrian Amenities: 3 hitching rail (52 linear feet) for horses, stream water available
Hiking Information: Access to the Gabrielino National Recreation Trail is adjacent to the trail camp.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Maintenance and cleaning of sites will be sporadic due to a county road project.|
|Reservations:||Campsites are first-come-first-served. No reserving of campsites allowed.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets|
|Permit Info:||California Campfire permit is required.|
|Restrictions:||See current fire restrictions.|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (1)|
|Passes:||Information & Pass Sales|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Please call the LA Gateway District Office at (818) 899-1900 for current conditions and additional information. For more office info, visit Information & Pass Sales.|
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||5 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Alerts & Warnings
- NEW! Office Updates - Need Info or Passes?
- NEW! Closures Due to Tropical Storm Hilary
- UPDATED! Forest Service Road Closures
- Fire Danger: HIGH
- Temporary Closures (Bobcat Fire)
- Advisory: Safety by Waterfalls / Streams / Creeks
- Driving to the Forest?
- Advisory: Hiking at High Elevations
- Planning to Camp? (Stay Limits & Dispersed Camping Restrictions)