Camp at Steep Ravine Environmental Campground

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Added by Billy Boockford

This campsite is only 45 minutes from San Francisco and provides unreal ocean views of Stinson Beach, the Farallon Islands, and incredible views of the western portion of San Francisco. On a clear day, the sunsets are unforgettable.

Gain access through a private locked gate, and descend about 1 mile down to the bluff's edge. There is only parking for 1 car per site and also several cabins that can be rented.

A camp host is on site and there are bathrooms and water spigots throughout the campground. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table.

Each site has its own name which creates a special atmosphere. On a clear day you can see from Bolinas point, Stinson beach, the Farallon Islands, to the city of San Francisco!

A short hike down to the beach allows you to swim, dive, and potentially surf the ocean below. On hide tide, there was talk of hidden hot springs along the coast line. There is also plenty of hiking opportunities in the area.

Each environmental site provides its own charm and different views in different directions. We were lucky to stay at EN02 that provided a great sunset and tree cover for shade and wind protection. A true gem only 45 minutes from the city. It is also a short drive to Stinson Beach, Mt Tam's many hiking trails, and Muir Woods and beach.

Reserve your campsite here: http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/mount-tamalpais-sp

Interested in staying in the cabins? Check out Camp Out in the Steep Ravine Cabins

Pack List

  • Permit from Mt. Tamalpais State Park
  • Tent
  • Firewood
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water Container
  • Bug Spray (Ticks spotted at certain sites)
  • Warm Clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Suncreen
  • Food and Supplies
  • Car Camping essentials
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Activities:

Camping, Chillin, Diving, Photography, Running, Surfing, Swimming, Yoga

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Features:

Bathrooms
Beach
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
Hot Springs
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Swimming Hole
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Added by Billy Boockford

#adventurethusiast based in the bay area. Originally from Chicago. Love to travel, snap pictures, and find adventures. Always looking for outdoorsy folk to explore with, so feel free to hit me up or follow my adventures.

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