Dispersed
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Pets Allowed
About Horseshoe Meadow Area

Horseshoe Meadow is a vast 10,000 foot high meadow, surrounded by lodgepole pine forest. Getting there is an adventure in itself; the road to Horseshoe Meadow climbs over 6,000 feet, as it winds its way up from Lone Pine. Three campgrounds are located in the Horseshoe Meadow Area. Trails from Horseshoe Meadow provide access to the Golden Trout Wilderness and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park. The road to Horseshoe Meadow is closed from approximately November to May due to snow.

Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Location
Horseshoe Meadow Area is located in California
Latitude
36.45 N
Longitude
-118.1673 W
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Directions
Located at the end of Horseshoe Meadow Road, 24 miles southwest of the town of Lone Pine, California. From center of Lone Pine, turn west at the stoplight and follow Whitney Portal Road for 3 miles. Then turn south onto Horseshoe Meadow Road. Follow Horseshoe Meadow Road to its end.
2 Reviews of Horseshoe Meadow Area
Beautiful and spacious

This is a walk-in campground designed primarily for the backpackers who use this as a jumping off point for trips. There are campsites spread around the meadow with picnic tables and bear boxes.The campsites are spread well apart under the pines. The parking encircles the large, flat meadow. The area is just gorgeous. It’s a great spot to get away from summer heat at 10,000 feet. Vault toilets, water spigots. Lots of hiking.

First to Review
Away from the crowds

There’s 21 sites spread out amongst Jeffrey pines as well as others. Tent pads and fire pits and bear boxes. Vault toilets and a water spigot. Trails to multiple peaks and passes all from this alpine valley. Coyotes, fox, deer and if you hike high enough you might see some bighorn sheep. The night sky splashed with the Milky Way visible most nights. Mainly a thru hikers stop or base camp for those venturing into the higher elevations for a few days. Beautiful meadows and streams running through it with marmots popping up from the rocks. It’s a gem of a spot. Day hike to Chicken Spring Lake for an icy dip when temperatures climb.