Off-Road to McIver's Cabin

Rate this Adventure Los Angeles McIver's Cabin Pull-off - Horse Canyon Rd.

Added by Nathaniel Polta

3 hours round trip from the 14Only technical in a couple spotsHistoric destination (McIvers Cabin)Close to LA, so a great day trip

A little over 2 hours north of LA on Highway 14, there is an abrupt turnoff for Horse Canyon Road, which is also SC65. Just a few hundred meters off the 14 there is a large map which you continue straight by and follow SC65 for about 7 miles, along relatively flat dirt roads. The trail does become too intense for non 4x4 cars, so do not attempt without a proper vehicle.

Once you see the signs marking Sequoia National Forest, you will begin to the next 12 miles with a climb up through the mountains and continue along the only road until you see the next Dead End sign for McIver's Cabin at a large camping site. There is additional dispersed camping throughout the trail.

The trail winds through the woods, and finally passes the Pacific Crest Trail near the cabin. A great option is to camp and day hike along the PCT for a couple days. Be weary of storms though, the road is beginning to wash out so if there is a heavy rain, you may have trouble getting out.

McIver's Cabin Coordinates: 35.621848, -118.073236

Pack List

  • 4x4 Vehicle
  • GPS
  • Lunch
  • Camera
  • No permits required
  • Pen to sign the Cabin Logbook
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Features:

Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Nathaniel Polta

A man with no plan

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to La Jolla Canyon Falls

Los Angeles / Ray Miller Trailhead

...I think out of all the State Parks in the Santa Monica Mountains, Point Mugu State Park is without a doubt the best one.

Derek Mathewson
8 Saves

Camp at Lower Springhill

Los Angeles / Lower Springhill Campground

The Lower Springhill Campground is a primitive campsite situated along the Kern River in the southern area of Sequoia National Forest.

Bianca Isidro
6 Saves

Visit the Secret Swing in Elysian Park

Los Angeles / Elysian Park Swing

For the most direct directions to the swing, plug in "Swing on top of Elysian Park" into google maps, which will take you directly to the trailhead.

Tori Marsh
27 Saves