Hidden Horse Campground


Area Status: Closed
Corrals at Hidden Horse Campground

Hidden Horse has 6 campsites, one of which is designed to be accessible for people with disabilities. Each site has four 12'x12' corral stalls, but there are no watering troughs, so campers must bring their own buckets.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the winter. Snow is still present at campground as of 5/13/2022.
Rentals & Guides: For a list of outfitters and guides permitted by the US Forest Service to operate on the Klamath National Forest click here.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: $10 per night
Permit Info: Fee envelopes are available at Self Pay Station.
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: There are no water troughs in the corral stalls for the horses. Campers must provide their own buckets for watering. Dogs on leash only. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Callahan, 15 Miles.
Water: Drinking Water June -Oct.
Restroom: Vault
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior Pass and Access Pass are honored at this location for half price camping fees.
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Callahan, take the Callahan-Cecilville Rd for approx. 11 miles. At about a 1/2 mile below the summit, the turn-off to the campground will be on your left.
Parking:

Watch overhead for low-hanging branches


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Campground on the edge of the Trinity Alps Wilderness with horse corrals.

No. of Sites 6
Reservation Info Reservations not available. All sites are first come, first served.
 
Fire Information Campfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites Some
Reservation info: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.

RV Camping

Campground on the edge of the Trinity Alps Wilderness with horse corrals.

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Parking

Watch overhead for low-hanging branches


No. of Sites 6
Reservation Info Reservations not available. All sites are first come, first served.
 
Pavement Type for Parking Gravel
Hookup - Water Water available, no hook-ups
Size Restrictions 40'
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
Fire Information Campfires permitted in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
No. of Accessible sites Some
Open Season: May-October
Reservation info: Reservations not available. All sites are first come, first served.
 

Day Hiking

Nice day hike here up Trail Gulch to Trail Lake. Day hikers should always yield to horses and livestock on the trail. Speaking to horses in a quiet voice will help them stay calm as they pass you.

Fire Information A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire outside the developed campground. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.
Open Season: May-October
Permit: Wilderness Permits are required for overnight trips into Trinity Alps Wilderness but not for day hiking.

Backpacking

Hidden Horse Trailhead is the starting point for trips up Trail Gulch to Trail Lake and continuing south into the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Wilderness permits are required for overnight but not for day hikes in Trinity Alps Wilderness. No more than 10 people may travel together in the Wilderness. Backpackers should always yield to horses and livestock on the trail. Speaking to horses in a quiet voice will help them stay calm as they pass you.

Fire Information A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire outside the developed campground. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.
Open Season: May-October
Permit: Wilderness Permits are required for overnight trips into the Trinity Alps Wilderness.
Rental info: For a list of outfitters and guides permitted by the US Forest Service to operate on the Klamath National Forest click here.

Horse Camping

Campground on the edge of the Trinity Alps Wilderness with horse corrals. The Forest Service requests and recommends bringing certified weed free feed for horses entering the wilderness.

No. of Sites 6
Reservation Info Reservations not available. All sites are first come, first served.
Fire Information Campfires in fire rings provided, subject to local restrictions.
Corrals Four 10'x10' corrals at each campsite
Loading Ramp Yes
Watering Tank Yes
Hitching Rails Yes. Do not tie horses to trees living or dead. Do not tie to corral rails or posts.
No. of Accessible sites Some

Horse Riding

Campground on the edge of the Trinity Alps Wilderness with horse corrals. There is overnight horse camping and day use parking for trailers. The Forest Service requests and recommends bringing certified weed free feed for horses entering the wilderness.

Corrals Four small one horse corrals.
Hitching Rails Yes. Do not tie horses to trees living or dead. Do not tie to corral rails or posts.
Water Availability Horse water and drinking water

Viewing Wildlife

A good area for riparian wildlife along the river and forest birding. Some small mammals frequent the campsites.

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Safety Information

Feeding wild animals is dangerous to humans and unhealthy for the animals. Always observe animals and birds from a safe distance.  Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Do not allow dogs to chase, hunt or kill forest animals and birds. All hunting in the National Forest is regulated by the CA Dept of Fish and Game.

 


Amenities

Camping trailer: Large trailers not advised.
Picnic tables: 1 table per camp site.
Tent camping: Some level areas for tents.
Parking: 1 Horse trailer per site.
Toilets: Vault
Accessible: 1 Campsite wheelchair accessible.
Drinking water: Water is on June - Oct.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.21881032

  Longitude : 
-122.912094

  Elevation : 
6000'