• Activities:

    Chillin, Camping

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Autumn

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
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Picnic Area
Romantic
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Wildflowers
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First-come, first-serve mountaintop camping.

While not as popular as shady Buckhorn Campground up the road, Chilao offers the better views and greater chances of scoring a peaceful and private campsite. There are two campsites located here (and two group camps down in the valley). Sites are first come, first serve, and cost $12 (bring exact change). Firewood is easy to scavenge and the views are spectacular. This is a great spot for jumping off to day hikes or longer backpacking trips. Best of all, dog-friendly!

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Pit toilets only, so bring toilet paper (just in case) and hand sanitizer!

During our stay the water line was also broken. I recommend bringing plenty of water since you're far from any convenience store.

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I love how close this is to where I live! One of my favorite camping spots in LA, which offers scenic mountain views! Perfect for a relaxing weekend.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Been here once, and it's very relaxing. I can share some of the pictures with you, if you'd like to use them.

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