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The Best Camping in Palmdale

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Top camping spots in and near Palmdale

  • Palmdale, California

    Mount Pacifico Loop Trail

    11.85 mi / 2598 ft gain
    Mount Pacifico Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Acton, California.
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  • Santa Clarita, California

    PCT: CA Section E - Agua Dulce to Tehachapi Pass

    109.33 mi / 19902 ft gain
    PCT: CA Section E - Agua Dulce to Tehachapi Pass is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Acton, California.
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  • Santa Clarita, California

    Grass Mountain via San Francisquito Canyon Road

    4.55 mi / 1286 ft gain
    Grass Mountain via San Francisquito Canyon Road is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Santa Clarita, California.
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  • Pearblossom, California

    Camp at Horse Flats Campground

    3.0
    The Horse Flats Campground is located 29 miles up Highway 2 from Interstate 210. You will turn left at the Santa Clara Divide Road(this intersection is also known as 3 Points). 3 miles down the road you will turn left to enter the campground. I have camped here a few times and its always been pre...
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  • Pearblossom, California

    Mt. Hillyer Trail from Horse Flats Campground

    3.33 mi / 541 ft gain
    Mt. Hillyer Trail from Horse Flats Campground is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mount Wilson, California.
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  • Lancaster, California

    Saddleback Butte State Park Loop

    0.58 mi / 46 ft gain
    Saddleback Butte State Park is a state park in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert. It’s oftentimes looked over, but you’d be surprised what you can find there. Definitely a place to stop. It is located east of Lancaster. It can get hot so make sure to bring lots of water and wear su...
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  • Palmdale, California

    Camp at Chilao Campground

    4.0
    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...
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  • Palmdale, California

    Camp at Manzanita Loop in Chilao Campground

    5.0
    Chilao Camp is located at an elevation of 5,300 feet, in the San Gabriel Mountains, and is divided into two different loops called the Manzanita and Pine.This specific adventure is for the Manzanita Loop, which is pretty much known as the more scenic loop, mainly because the area overlooks the Bi...
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  • Pearblossom, California

    Hike to the Cooper Canyon Trail Camp

    5 mi / -765 ft gain
    There's a small parking lot just below Cloudburst Summit on the way to Waterman Mountain. Start your adventure there. I'd be hard pressed to say it's more than 15 yards from the sign for the summit (7018' AMSL). There's a fire road, if you're newer to altitude and don't know how to read a map (or...
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  • Pearblossom, California

    Cooper Canyon via Cloudburst Summit

    7.64 mi / 1739 ft gain
    Cooper Canyon via Cloudburst Summit is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Palmdale, California.
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  • Pearblossom, California

    Cooper Canyon Falls Trail

    6.29 mi / 1309 ft gain
    Cooper Canyon Falls Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Mount Wilson, California.
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  • Pearblossom, California

    Burkhart Trail to Cooper Canyon Falls

    4.77 mi / 981 ft gain
    Burkhart Trail to Cooper Canyon Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Mount Wilson, California.
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  • Los Angeles County, California

    Hike to Trail Canyon Falls

    4.0
    4 mi / 800 ft gain
    To get to the trail, take Big Tujunga Canyon Road until you see signs for Trail Canyon Road. The entry point is easy to miss, but keep an eye out for a stop sign and cars parked at the bottom of a dirt path. Drive up the dirt path for direct parking at the trailhead (4x4 is definitely recommended...
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  • Los Angeles County, California

    Trail Canyon Falls

    4.63 mi / 935 ft gain
    Trail Canyon Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Sunland, California.
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  • Pearblossom, California

    Islip Saddle to Mt Islip via Little Jimmy Campground

    6.59 mi / 1568 ft gain
    Islip Saddle to Mt Islip via Little Jimmy Campground is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mount Wilson, California.
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  • Pearblossom, California

    Mount Islip, Middle Hawkins, Mount Hawkins, and Baden Powell via PCT

    19.26 mi / 4685 ft gain
    Mount Islip, Middle Hawkins, Mount Hawkins, and Baden Powell via PCT is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Pearblossom, California.
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