Bear Canyon Trail Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

3400-foot elevation. 3 hike-in campsites. Seasonal stream water (treat before using). However, water flow may be low or non-existent due to reduced rainfall. Campsites are first come - first served. Interagency Pass or Adventure Pass required for vehicles parked at Switzer Picnic Area. Call (818) 899-1900, ext. 221 for current conditions and additional information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: First come - first served basis. No fire rings provided. Requires CA campfire permit for use of backpack stove or equivalent heating device.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Water: Seasonal Stream
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Interstate 210 in La Canada, exit at Angeles Crest Highway (HWY 2) and drive northeast for approximately 10 miles to the Switzers Picnic Area. Take a right into the Switzers Picnic Area and follow the narrow paved road about 1/2 mile down to the lower parking lot. The trail to Bear Canyon Trail Camp begins at the east end of the parking lot across a wooden footbridge.

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