Switzer Campground


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About Switzer Campground

Nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains, Switzer Campground offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the great outdoors. This campground provides a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

As a primitive campsite, Switzer Campground provides a back-to-basics experience, free from modern conveniences but rich in natural splendor. Here, you can truly disconnect and embrace the simple pleasures of camping in the heart of California’s stunning wilderness. 

Conveniently situated within the Angeles National Forest, Switzer Campground is a beloved destination for outdoor enthusiasts from nearby Altadena and beyond. The surrounding area boasts numerous recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, swimming, whitewater paddling, and even golfing, ensuring every visit is filled with excitement and rejuvenation.

The nearby Valley Forge Trail and Idlehour Trail provide rugged terrain and breathtaking scenery for those seeking a true challenge. The Valley Forge Trail, spanning 3.2 miles with an elevation gain of 1,606 feet, offers a rewarding hike for experienced adventurers. Meanwhile, the Idlehour Trail, a 6.2-mile backcountry trek with an impressive 2,028-foot elevation change, promises an unforgettable day-long excursion for the most daring hikers.

With its natural beauty, diverse recreational opportunities, and proximity to local attractions, Switzer Campground is a true gem in the San Gabriel Mountains. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or seeking a refreshing escape from the daily grind, this campground invites you to breathe deeply, reconnect with nature, and create lasting memories in California’s great outdoors.

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