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The Best Camping in Pioneer

Looking for the best camping in Pioneer? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Pioneer. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Pioneer

  • Amador County, California

    Shriner Lake Trail via Tanglefoot Trailhead

    3.87 mi / 449 ft gain
    Shriner Lake Trail via Tanglefoot Trailhead is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Pioneer, California.
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  • Arnold, California

    Hike the North Grove Trail in Calaveras Big Trees SP

    5.0
    1.7 mi / 40 ft gain
    When thinking of the iconic Sequoias of the Sierra Nevada, one usually thinks of Yosemite and Sequoia National Park. However, there is a often forgotten area of Giant Sierra Redwoods that gets far less traffic than the more popular groves. The North Grove Trail takes you through a grove of over 1...
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  • Pollock Pines, United States

    Hiking the Jenkinson Lake Loop Trail at Sly Park

    4.0
    The Jenkinson Lake Loop Trail runs along Jenkinson Lake, making for an easy, shaded, and well-marked hike that the entire family can enjoy. The full loop is over eight miles, but can be easily modified into a shorter trip, as well.Along the way, you will see a variety of activities along the lake...
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  • Arnold, California

    North Fork of the Stanislaus River from Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo Campground

    4.43 mi / 489 ft gain
    North Fork of the Stanislaus River from Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Long Barn, California.
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  • Pioneer, California

    Camping at The Pots

    4.2
    This fantastic camping or chilling spot has beautiful granite pools and slides of all sizes. The area consists of a river flowing over a granite slab creating pools some of which are over ten feet deep. The water cascades down the granite in small water falls. The area is located next to Silver L...
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  • El Dorado County, California

    Camp at Ice House Reservoir

    4.0
    1 mi / 1 ft gain
    Desolation Wilderness is just west of Lake Tahoe, a part of Eldorado National Forest. It's a very popular backpacking destination as the PCT and Tahoe Rim Trail both run through the area. There are what seems to be endless amounts of mountain lakes, creeks, and rivers that run through this area w...
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  • Pinecrest, California

    Camp at Beardsley Dam Campground

    / 3511 ft gain
    Beardsley Dam is a first come, first serve campground. Each site is equipped with a fire ring, picnic table, and bear boxes. The cost for a family site is $10 per night. The campground provides bathrooms, but not potable water - so bring enough for cooking and drinking. The campground is typicall...
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  • Bear Valley, California

    Lake Alpine and Duck Lake Loop

    9.28 mi / 1220 ft gain
    Lake Alpine and Duck Lake Loop is a 14.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Arnold, California.
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  • Kyburz, California

    Hike Pyramid Peak

    5.0
    Although it stands only slightly higher than its neighbors, Pyramid Peak nonetheless dominates the Crystal Range atop which it sits. Great views from the summit make this a must-do.The Route: The route is fairly straightforward to Lake Sylvia (see map). Simply follow the well-defined Lyons Cr...
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  • Arnold, California

    Wheeler Lake

    6.63 mi / 1775 ft gain
    Wheeler Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Markleeville, California.
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  • Arnold, California

    Backpack To Wheeler Lake

    5.0
    7.8 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The trail to Wheeler Lake begins at the Woodchuck Basin Trailhead. This trailhead is located a little over a mile east of Lake Alpine on Highway 4. The trail starts off relatively flat and winds through forests and meadows, taking you into the Mokelumne Wilderness. Time it right and you'll be met...
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  • Long Barn, California

    Camp at Black Oak Flat Campground

    / 5778 ft gain
    The campground operates on a first come, first serve basis and is typically open from May - September. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring. The campground provides potable water and bathrooms. The fee is $10/night for a single family site, or $25/night for a group site. ...
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  • Kirkwood, California

    Lake Margaret Trail

    4.76 mi / 673 ft gain
    Lake Margaret Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Kirkwood, California.
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  • Markleeville, California

    Caples Lake to Emigrant Lake Trail

    8.51 mi / 948 ft gain
    Caples Lake to Emigrant Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Kirkwood, California.
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  • Kyburz, California

    Wench Creek Campground to Bassi Falls

    8.74 mi / 1444 ft gain
    Wench Creek Campground to Bassi Falls is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Twin Bridges, California.
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  • Kyburz, California

    Barrett Lake via Red Peak OHV Trail

    15.31 mi / 2254 ft gain
    Barrett Lake via Red Peak OHV Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Pollock Pines, California.
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