Pleasant Camp

People gather near a white canvas structure
Hikers rest in front of the warming shelter at Pleasant Camp.

NPS photo/S. Millard

Pleasant Camp is located near the Taiya River. It is just after a relatively large elevation gain coming from Canyon City (hiking south to north) and often a "pleasant" spot to spend some time.

Pleasant Camp is the trail's least used campground and offers hikers a tranquil evening. However, if you are considering hiking over the pass directly from Pleasant Camp, be aware that the extra mile and a half may present too much of a challenge for some. Prepare for a very long, next day traversing the Golden Stairs and hiking to Happy Camp or beyond.

Learn about the history of gold rush Pleasant Camp.


Country: United States
Mile marker: 10.7
Kilometer marker: 17.3
Site elevation: 750 ft

Campsites: 11 ground sites

Warming shelter: 1 canvas walled tent with wood burning stove

Food storage: bear boxes

Toilet: 1 pit style outhouse

Water source: Taiya River located a short distance from the campground

Grey water disposal: pack out all food scraps, dispose of grey water into fast moving water to practice Leave No Trace

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Last updated: October 1, 2018

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