The Best Camping in Gilroy

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Top camping spots in and near Gilroy

  • Gilroy, California

    Coyote Lake County Park Campgrounds Trail

    10.55 mi / 1565 ft gain
    Coyote Lake County Park Campgrounds Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near San Martin, California.
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  • Gilroy, California

    Merry-Go-Round, Bayview, and Sprig Trails Loop

    7.97 mi / 1896 ft gain
    Merry-Go-Round, Bayview, and Sprig Trails Loop is a loop trail that is moderately difficult located near Gilroy, California.
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  • Gilroy, California

    Steer Ridge Loop at Hunting Hollow

    7.23 mi / 1742 ft gain
    Steer Ridge Loop at Hunting Hollow is a loop trail that is used by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians located near Gilroy, California.
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  • Gilroy, California

    Pacheco Falls Loop via Coyote Creek/Hunting Hollow

    22.73 mi / 5007 ft gain
    Pacheco Falls Loop via Coyote Creek/Hunting Hollow is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Gilroy, California.
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  • Gilroy, California

    Coit Lake Loop Trail

    22.82 mi / 4226 ft gain
    Coit Lake Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Gilroy, California.
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  • Gilroy, California

    Redfern Pond via Hunting Hollow

    5.0
    7 mi / 1263 ft gain
    Henry W. Coe State Park, northern California's largest, provides outdoor enthusiasts with over 89,000 acres of land to explore, as well as 22,000 acres of designated wilderness area. With all of this space, the outdoor adventures are seemingly endless. We recommend a multi-day backpacking trip to...
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  • Watsonville, California

    Sprig Trail, Merry-Go-Round, and Tan Oak Trail Loop

    8.52 mi / 62 ft gain
    Sprig Trail, Merry-Go-Round, and Tan Oak Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Gilroy, California.
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  • Watsonville, California

    Mount Madonna Meadow Trail Loop

    2.41 mi / 476 ft gain
    Mount Madonna Meadow Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Watsonville, California.
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  • Morgan Hill, California

    Mount Sizer Loop

    15.02 mi / 4062 ft gain
    Mount Sizer Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Morgan Hill, California.
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  • Morgan Hill, California

    Backpack to Mississippi Lake

    5.0
    26.4 mi / 3600 ft gain
    If you're tired of trying and failing to get reservations for backcountry camping around the bay area, then Henry Coe State Park is the perfect place to visit. No reservations need to be made prior to the trip. All you need to do is get to the HQ on the morning of your trip, get your permits and ...
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  • Morgan Hill, California

    Bear Springs Loop

    28.42 mi / 6171 ft gain
    Bear Springs Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Morgan Hill, California.
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  • Morgan Hill, California

    Mount Sizer via Monument Trail to Hobbs Road

    12.8 mi / 4094 ft gain
    Mount Sizer via Monument Trail to Hobbs Road is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Morgan Hill, California.
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  • Watsonville, California

    Camp at Sunset State Beach

    4.5
    Campsites here come with a fire ring and picnic table, as well as bathroom and shower access. These sites are particularly recommended for families and large groups. Make a reservation here.
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  • Watsonville, California

    Camp at Manresa Beach

    4.7
    All 64 tent campsites here are walk-in, making them further in from the road, and more roomy. Each site comes with a fire ring, picnic table, and food locker. There is access to bathrooms and showers, as well. You can make a reservation here. 
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  • Aptos, California

    Epicenter to Five Finger Falls

    15.41 mi / 2408 ft gain
    Epicenter to Five Finger Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Aptos, California.
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  • Aptos, California

    Sand Point Overlook Via West Ridge Loop

    13.75 mi / 2175 ft gain
    Sand Point Overlook Via West Ridge Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Aptos, California.
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