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18 Reviews of 5 Alameda Campgrounds

Jordan L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2022

Nice spot nearby

Tons of hiking trails, summit trail was nearby our spot in Juniper, no water available when we went, gates are closed sunset-sunrise, all around a cool spot and its nice how close it is to home. Seems pretty difficult to get a reservation, but its worth it if you can get in

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Month of VisitFebruary
Blake H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2021

3 campgrounds, Juniper the best, but sunset lock-in

Mt. Diablo SP has 3 campgrounds: Live Oak, Juniper, and several first come first serve sites at the junction of South Gate and North Gate roads about 2000ft up the mountain.

Live Oak is the closest to the entrance (and town), and features some cool rock formations to explore, but it's colder,…

  • after sunrise
  • site 18
  • after sunset
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SiteJ14, J18, J20
Month of VisitJanuary
Stuart K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2021

Campground Cul-de-Sac

This site is a nice hidden gem that many won't know even has a campground. While tiny and available only for a small number of campers, if you can get a spot booked well in advance, you'll have the place nearly all to yourself. Located just off of 680, you'll take Bollinger Canyon Road where you'll…

  • From the parking lot, you'll walk 100 paces to come to this gate, push and enter
  • Looking back at the parking lot (where there's a solid 70 or so parking spots) - careful, on the weekend, this place gets crowded!
  • Keep this gate shut, otherwise we'll have cows on the highway!
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Month of VisitOctober
Susie R.
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2021

Hot now

I've been coming here since in jr. High.good hiking exploring is fun fishing too

Sitedon't know which site
Month of VisitApril
Nate W.
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2021

Juniper, secluded site

It was a great time! Stayed at site 7, well separated from everyone else. Room to set up two average sized tents. Rock ground, not very soft. Very hot outside, cooled down at night enough to make sleeping comfortable. Drove up to the peak at 7am before it opened to the public and we had the whole…

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Month of VisitJuly
Mike C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2021

Juniper is the Name

I’ve been coming to this place for years. This is literally the best place to see a sunset of “The Bay”. There are a lot of trails for hiking. However the draw back to this place is the amount of cyclists on the narrow and worn out pavement that we call roads. If you are queasy about motion,…

  • New Critter boxes
  • Nice fire pits and grills throughout
  • Chilling out
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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2020

Juniper Campground: hiked in

We hiked up to Juniper campground from the Clayton side. The sites in the teens have less overhead shade but more privacy than those of higher numbers. The sites closest to the driving road/entrance/overlook will have the potential to be downwind of the bathroom, unfortunately.

The campground…

  • View of Juniper campground campsite 15 over the San Ramon valley
Month of VisitAugust
MarinMaverick The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2020

OHLONE /SUNOL Wilderness - Backpacking Camp

Great backpacking getway.  Many day hikers here but you can backpack as well.  I camped on a beautiful ridge.

The hike is uphill.... it starts along a creek/river which is referred to as Little Yosemite.  Fun creek area with lots of water/rock formations. Then climb and climb the hill.  I…

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2020

Simple, clean, great views!

Juniper Campground Campsite#16 

-Recommend Juniper Campground over Live Oak campground for close views at top. 

-It takes ~30-45 minutes to drive from the bottom of the mountain to Juniper Campground depending on the amount of traffic on the mountain. 


  • Bathrooms: near JC…
SiteJC #16
Month of VisitJuly
Erica K.
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2019

Great hiking

I have never camped here but hiked many trails.

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Sarah F.
Reviewed May. 27, 2019

Hot Hot

We went during the summer and it was very hot. The camp ground did not have much shade. We ended up taking a long hike around 4-5 pm when it started to cool food down. We saw a mix of wildlife. Deer, hawks, wild turkeys. We saw an amazing sunset too.

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2018

Close to the Bay Area, high above the clouds

We camped at the Juniper Campground, 3/4 up the mountain. Register in advance, but it's first-come-first-serve once you get to the campground. We watched the sunset over the Bay Area, whew, it was spectacular. Hiked to the top of the mountain, to the lookout point, on a trail through the woods and…

Month of VisitOctober
Haley C.
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2018

Camping on Mount Diablo

The campgrounds on this mountain include picnic tables, grills, bathrooms, and amazing views of the Bay Area. It can get very hot and dry during the summer months, but the sites are shaded by many trees. This mountain has many of hiking trails for various levels of hikers. The summit is just a…

  • Views of sunset at campground.
  • Early morning fog.
  • Summit
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Month of VisitAugust
Elliott B.
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2018

Great location just outside the city on a Volcano!!!

Sibley Regional Preserve

San Francisco East Bay residents actually have a volcano in their backyard at Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. Originally called Round Top Park, Sibley shares with Temescal and Tilden Parks the distinction of being…

  • Well marked trail to the campground
  • Not a bad pit stop
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Month of VisitJuly
Reviewed May. 24, 2018

Walk in tent camping

Nice drive up the mountain many trails and great views.

Bewhare wiled boars are active at dawn and dusk

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