The Best Camping in Boulder Creek

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Top camping spots in and near Boulder Creek

  • Boulder Creek, California

    Camp at Huckleberry Campground

    Big Basin Redwoods State Park features towering redwoods and a refreshing forest experience. This is a great campground for Bay Area or Santa Cruz residents looking to get into the woods for a weekend.  Huckleberry Campground offers 30 tent campsites and 36 tent cabins. The tent campsites are rel...
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  • Boulder Creek, California

    Camp at Sempervirens in Big Basin Redwoods

    / 993 ft gain
    Amidst the giant redwoods, Sempervirens is a breath of fresh air from the every busy Silicon Valley. Make sure to arrive in time to explore Sempervirens Creek. The wooded trails are perfect for running or hiking. Each campground comes with a picnic table and a fire ring, perfect for enjoying camp...
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  • Boulder Creek, California

    Big Basin's Sunset Trail Camp

    4.8
    9.46 mi / 2146 ft gain
    This trail and campsite is currently closed (learn more). Looking for a more authentic hiking and camping weekend, without having to drive hours away to find it? Then the Sunset Trail Camp within Big Basin Redwoods SP is your ticket. To access this site, you'll need to hike the famous Skyline-to...
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  • Boulder Creek, California

    Camp at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

    4.0
    0.5 mi
    An hour away from the thrumming city of San Jose, ancient immense trees live in a forest full of vibrant ferns and rushing waterfalls. Big Basin Redwoods State Park encompasses 10,000 acres of rare old-growth forest, and the scale of time can be most felt when wandering its paths. To really expe...
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  • Felton, California

    Redwood Grove Loop Trail

    0.8 mi / 36 ft gain
    Redwood Grove Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Felton, California
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  • Felton, California

    Ox Road Trail to Garden of Eden

    1.59 mi / 246 ft gain
    Ox Road Trail to Garden of Eden is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Felton, California.
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  • Saratoga, California

    Backpack Castle Rock State Park

    4.7
    Castle Rock Trail Camp has a different policy than other backcountry camps in the area (i.e. campsites along Skyline to the Sea). This campground is open all year and is available on a first come, first served basis. If you can, grab a spot a Frog Flat Camp. To get to the camp, park your car at t...
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  • Santa Cruz County, California

    Camp at Henry Cowell Redwoods Campground

    4.7
    / 665 ft gain
    Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is a great weekend option for Bay Area residents. With approximately 30 miles of hiking trails, the incredible Garden of Eden swimming hole, and proximity to Santa Cruz - this campground is not to be missed! On sunny days, view...
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  • Saratoga, California

    Sanborn Skyline Park to Castle Rock State Park

    14.13 mi / 3553 ft gain
    Sanborn Skyline Park to Castle Rock State Park is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Saratoga, California.
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  • La Honda, California

    Camp at Portola Redwoods State Park

    Portola Redwoods Campground offers 52 family sites, one accessible site, and four walk-in environmental sites. There are also four group campgrounds, which hold a maximum of 50 people. There are hot showers and flushing toilets. Reserve these sites in advance here.  Dogs are allowed at the campgr...
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  • Soquel, California

    Hinkley Basin Fire Road to Santa Rosalia Mountain

    13.16 mi / 2690 ft gain
    Hinkley Basin Fire Road to Santa Rosalia Mountain is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Soquel, California.
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  • Pescadero, United States

    Relax at Costanoa Lodge

    3.0
    Looking for a quick escape from the city, but sleeping on the ground isn’t really your thing? Look no further than Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero, an upscale "glamping" experience just an hour south of San Francisco with tons of hiking options. This is a really fun option for anyone who enjoys being...
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  • Pescadero, California

    Camp at Butano State Park

    Butano State Park definitely flies under the radar. But for those who love quick escapes, small crowds, fun hikes, and beautiful redwoods, it's a favorite. The park features miles of hiking trails, 21 drive-in campsites and 18 walk-in campsites. Restrooms with running water are provided. Drinking...
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  • Pescadero, California

    Butano Fire Trail, Canyon, Jackson Flats, Doe Ridge and Little Butano Creek Trail Loop

    17.06 mi / 79 ft gain
    Butano Fire Trail, Canyon, Jackson Flats, Doe Ridge and Little Butano Creek Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Pescadero, California.
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  • Pescadero, California

    Año Nuevo, Goat Hill, and Butano Creek Trail Loop

    4.86 mi / 942 ft gain
    Año Nuevo, Goat Hill, and Butano Creek Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Pescadero, California.
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  • Pescadero, California

    Hike the Canyon Rim Route in Butano State Park

    5.0
    11.7 mi
    Located deep within the Santa Cruz Mountains, Butano State Park boasts a large redwood canyon with many miles of hiking trails as well as campsites. This state park is one of the quietest and least visited parks on the peninsula making a perfect place to escape the hustle of the Bay Area Butano S...
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