Mt. Lowe Trail Camp (Hike-in Campground)

Area Status: Open


(Maintenance/cleaning of sites is sporadic due to debris on road.)

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: 

This site is at 4,500-foot elevation. Five hike-in campsites. One hitching rail for horses. No water. Please bring enough water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and extinguishing campfires. Pack it in - Pack it out!

Campsites are first-come - first-served.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Maintenance/cleaning of sites is sporadic due to debris on road.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: See current fire restrictions.
Water: Stream
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: For office info, visit Information & Pass Sales.

General Information


From Interstate 210 in Pasadena, exit Lake Ave. and go north to Loma Alta Dr. Turn west (left) on Loma Alta and drive to Chaney Trail Drive (flashing yellow light). From locked gate (at 2N50.2) hike 4-5 miles on road  to the trail camp.

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 0

Horse Camping

Horse Riding


Recreation Areas

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