Gould Mesa Campground / Trail Camp

Area Status: Open

Gould Mesa Trail Camp is a hike-in campground--2 miles round-trip.

Elevation: 1,500-feet


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

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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