Gould Mesa Campground

Area Status: Open

Elevation: 1500-Foot Elevation

Amenities: 5 Hike-in campsites- Picnic tables and campfire rings, vault toilets, 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. 

Hiking: Access to the Gabrielino National Recreation Trail is adjacent to the trail camp.  

Equestrian: Hitching Rail (52 linear feet).

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

Operational Hours: Year-round.
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.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Fire Restrictions are in effect. All fires must be put completely out each night and before you leave the area.
Water: Stream
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please call the LA Gateway District Office at (818) 899-1900 for current conditions and additional information.

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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

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

Horse Camping

Horse Riding



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