Apr 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm #1272306
Looking for a good 1 or 2 night hike,camp, camp location to do for sat-monday..
nothing to difficult but something a lone hiker would enjoy.
any suggestions??Apr 15, 2011 at 4:26 pm #1725039
@neurons4meLocale: SF Bay Area
the Ohlone Wilderness trail is nice this time of year. There is a camp just past Mission Peak in Fremont that I like called Eagle Spring backpackers camp (site #4 is where you want to be). Skyline to the sea trail spanning Castlerock state park and big basin has a few good trail camps. Sunol is very accessible and has multiple trail routes to take to the backpacking camp areas so it is a very repeatable area. Henry Co state park between San Jose and Gilroy has a bunch of short and long trails worth hiking. It can be tough to get a reservation but Angel Island is worth a trip.Apr 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm #1725094
@rezniemLocale: San Francisco
Those are all good suggestions. If you search the forums here, you can find an alternate route on the Skyline to Sea trail, but since you'll be alone, I imagine the need for a shuttle would make this problematic.
Don't overlook Marin/Pt. Reyes. It's amazing this time of year. Lots of trails from the headlands all the way up to pt. reyes, and they all connect with towns (food!) in between. Can be a lot of fun and leisurely hiking.Apr 15, 2011 at 7:46 pm #1725109
Nate, Where exactly in point reyes? know a good trail head? water accessible?Apr 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm #1725119
Justin NelsonBPL Member
@jnelson871Locale: CA Bay Area
You could check out Butano State Park down by Santa Cruz. Has a nice loop out to 7 or 8 backpacking sites that are first come first serve and covers some beautiful scenery. One of my favorite trips and I almost never see another sole. I think it is around 6 miles each day and makes a perfect loop.Apr 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm #1726278
I got there and did not know a thing about the place. so asking the camp manager, Phil.. he lead me to stay at the "walk in" camp sites… 50 ft from the parking spaces?! so i made camp thinking..this will do if i get to do the hike. so i do the 12miles loop alone.. and on the last leg of it..what do u know, i run into 4 backpackers climbing up! they told me then of TRAIL camp. I hiked all the way back down, packed up my gear and headed back up! :) i made it to trail camp in about an hour n a half from camp ries.. and found them. Company made the weekend as the place was empty!! the one nighter was perfect.. thanks for the input nate!Apr 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm #1726283
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
This is not necessarily a good time to be in Butano. This is the middle of poison oak flowering season.
–B.G.–Apr 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm #1726290
I was aware. It was well to the side of the paths. ..I wore shorts the entire weekend :)
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