chads camping list
- Austin creek
big redwoods, 3-4 mile hike to camp near a creek
1.5-2 hours from SF near Guerneville, (707) 869-2015
- Alamere Falls/Wildcat camp (Pt Reyes)
beautiful 50-foot falls onto beach, easy hiking
wildcat camp, reserve (415)663-8054 9am-2pm M-F
1-2 hours from SF (415) 663-1092
- Feather Falls
60-foot waterfalls, 9 miles 4 hours roundtrip from trailhead,
usually dayhike, but 5 camp spots near trailhead
3-3.5 hours from SF near Oroville (chico), (530) 534-6500
- Andrew Molera (Pfeiffer Big Sur)
beaches, mtns, redwoods, camping near car
20 miles south of carmel, 2 hours from san jose (831) 667-2315
- Memorial Park (Los Padres NF, near Big Sur)
- Lower Nye (Snow Mtn Wilderness)
- Thousand Lakes
cascade mtn range, 8,677 foot crater peak, hiking, swimming, beauty
55miles east of redding, 5+ hours from SF
p 61, "California's Wilderness Areas"
- Seville Lake (8408') base camp,
Plus a day hike to Lost Lake and Ranger Lake (9184'), hike went as high as 9550'
Kings Canyon National Park (1 hour east of Fresno, California, 4 hours from SF)
Trailhead - (7,800' ?) Rowell Meadow Trailhead near Horse Coral
visited: August 26-29 (thurs-sun) 2004 (me, d, juan). warm enuf for swim!
- Mt. Carmel
Hike from the coast near big sur to top of Mt. Carmel, elev 4,417 ft
9.8 mile roundtrip + 2,767 ft vertical, trailhead is at Botchers Gap
30min south of carmel.
- Pinnacles Nat'l Monument
Hot, south of san jose, good for winter time
Winter day hikes:
- Russian Ridge (south bay)
skyline_loop1.gif, russian_loop1.gif, skyline_map.pdf
From Highway 280 in Santa Clara County, exit Page Mill Road.
Drive west to the junction with Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35).
Turn left and drive south on skyline blvd. about 1 mile, to the preserve entrance on the right side of the road [entrance is easy to miss].
Park at the north lot (to the right).