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horse flats/bandido, angeles nat forest

Near: la canadaca (Weather)
Number of
3 Total
60 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
Trail Description open with tall trees, some loose rock and tall manzanita. both sites have corrals, but NO WATER. You must bring water for you and stock. NO grazing area, but "walk-n-munch" gets a mouthful frequently.CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE HUGE "STATION FIRE", most of the campground and surrounding area has been scorched to mineral earth. This closure will remain in effect until the roads can be re-established, and the dead falls and facilities can be rebuilt ( Feb. 2010 EDIT)
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Campground Bandido is a group camp only, horse flats is mixed with reg campers. Some sites are pull through but this is a narrow road and some lg trailers will be stuck for room.
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Directions Angeles crest hwy from either La canada, or Acton, go past charlton flats, chilao, and the newcomb ranch snack area. turn left onto the road marked for the religeous camp and go about 1 1/2 miles to both camps. from the camps you may access the PCT, the Silver moccasin trail, and several other fire breaks. Almost 7800 ft high so take it easy on horses until accustomed to altitude. ( You too!) Recommend first ride to chilao ranger station for addtional info and topo maps.
This information was provided by siseley on 2/5/2010 10:26:40 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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