The Best Camping in Redwood City

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

Top camping spots in and near Redwood City

  • Redwood City, California

    Dean Trail and Campground Trail

    3.25 mi / 814 ft gain
    Dean Trail and Campground Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Redwood City, California.
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  • Half Moon Bay, California

    The Beach at Half Moon Bay

    4.12 mi / 36 ft gain
    The Beach at Half Moon Bay is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Half Moon Bay, California.
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  • Half Moon Bay, California

    Camp at Francis Beach Campground

    4.0
    If you love to log as much water time as possible, this little gem is the campsite for you. Half Moon Bay State Beach is actually four smaller beaches, with a total of two miles of sandy shore, but you'll be camping right at Kelly Ave., one of Half Moon Bay's most consistent surf spots. Keep in m...
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  • Half Moon Bay, California

    Hike Along the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail

    4.6
    5 mi / 104 ft gain
    Start at the visitor center along Kelly Avenue. Take note that the day parking fee is $10 in 2016 for each vehicle. You will then be able to enjoy both the Coastside Trail and Francis Beach (plus other beaches) with access to the amenities such as coin-operated showers and a semi-private beach.Th...
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  • La Honda, California

    Sam McDonald Park Loop

    5.0
    12.19 mi / 2192 ft gain
    The Pescadero Creek Park Complex is a great place to escape for a day or overnight hike in the heart of the Bay Area. You will need to get a permit to stay overnight - these can be attained on a first-come, first-serve basis from the ranger station. Most of the campsites here are also available f...
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  • Cupertino, California

    Black Mountain via PG&E, Quarry and Black Mountain Trail

    11.72 mi / 3901 ft gain
    Black Mountain via PG&E, Quarry and Black Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Cupertino, California.
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  • Loma Mar, California

    Camp Under the Redwoods at Memorial Park

    With old growth redwoods and a creek swimming area, Memorial Park is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area. Memorial Park is only a few miles east of the town of Pescadero. To get here, you can either approach from Highway 1 and drive up Pescadero Creek Road or take Highway ...
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  • Loma Mar, California

    Bike Pescadero Creek County Park

    5.0
    12.5 mi / 1350 ft gain
    Pescadero Creek County Park and the connected Sam McDonald and Memorial Park are located deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains holding a vast network of secluded trails. From biking to backpacking, this area is a perfect place for a day or weekend adventure. This area also has the added bonus having r...
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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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  • Castro Valley, California

    Aaron Alcorn Castro Valley to Brentwood Memorial Trail

    58.54 mi / 6755 ft gain
    Aaron Alcorn Castro Valley to Brentwood Memorial Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Castro Valley, California.
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  • Fremont, California

    Mission Peak Loop from Stanford Avenue Staging Area

    5.97 mi / 2083 ft gain
    Mission Peak Loop from Stanford Avenue Staging Area is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Milpitas, 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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