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Camping and picnicking at Chilao is very special. It includes a drive up the Angeles Crest Highway that curves its way by Red Box and Mount Wilson up to Chilao. There are many pine trees and manzanita bushes. Chance for snow in the winter.
We stopped at the Visitor Center while taking a scenic drive on Angeles Crest Highway (CA2). Chilao is about 27 miles north of Flintridge, on the west side of the road. It was a Friday before Memorial Day in May, so traffic and visitation were...More
Chilao is a stop on Angelus Crest in the Angelus national forest just north of La Canada Flintridge . It has facilities for overnight camping and day time picnics. There is a visitor center with friendly helpful staff .The restrooms are across the road in...More
We were on our way to Newcomb's Ranch when it started to snow. We saw the sign for the Chilao Recreation Area and we pulled in. There is nature and there is nature that is so beautiful that you think you are in a dream....More
We're an avid hiker family, the family dog being the most energetic.
6.23.13 - on our first hike up Horse flat Campground, my dog suddenly reared up on his hind legs and hissed. He had startled a rattlesnake that was sunning itself on a boulder...More
Great for picnics, family reunions & camping. Much of this has been updated & rebuilt & cleaned up the big forest fire three years ago. a short drive up Angeles Crest Highway from Greater LA...and close to Mt Wilson Observatory. My favorite place for dark-night...More
The best thing about the Chilao Campgrounds is that they are first come first serve, which means, when you suddenly decide to go camping in southern california, you can actually get a spot! Anyone who's been camping in Southern California knows that it is almost...More