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The camp hosts, Michelle and Darren were wonderful. Kept things clean and were on top of managing the campground. I only give this three stars because there was no running water and the location was quiet but there wasn’t much to do unless you’re an avid hiker. There was no cell service with Verizon but that’s why we get away right? It was directly across from the trail of 100 giants which was highly trafficked every day. We stayed in site 9 and if you have a back in trailer, you may want to drive in the wrong direction to be able to angle things properly. Overall nice campground and enjoyed exploring this little piece of heaven.
Camping in the boulders and dirt with the snow covered peaks, in an area that’s free BLM and the opportunity to choose your own spot within a massive and area= unbeatable. So beautiful. So raw. So private. We stop here a night or two in every trip as our jumping off and finishing spot when touring the east side.
Lots of spots. First come first served. A nice creek running through the campground offers great chance to refresh even in the hot part of the year. Even if it’s so cold getting in is almost impossible. Campsites are too close and even on the 4th of July weekend wasn’t closed (albeit this is during Covid-19). Views of the peaks surrounding Whitney makes for wonderful scenery. Only $8/night. Although yes, Alabama hills are right next door, totally free, and even better.
There’s 21 sites spread out amongst Jeffrey pines as well as others. Tent pads and fire pits and bear boxes. Vault toilets and a water spigot. Trails to multiple peaks and passes all from this alpine valley. Coyotes, fox, deer and if you hike high enough you might see some bighorn sheep. The night sky splashed with the Milky Way visible most nights. Mainly a thru hikers stop or base camp for those venturing into the higher elevations for a few days. Beautiful meadows and streams running through it with marmots popping up from the rocks. It’s a gem of a spot. Day hike to Chicken Spring Lake for an icy dip when temperatures climb.
This was our first time to camp here. What a gem of a place! Nestled among the giant redwoods and right at the center of several hiking trails if that’s your scene. Only $15 a night! Big campsites, vault toilets and fire rings. We spent 3 nights here. Nearby are horses you can rent for guided rides. At the moment the gate to Hidden Falls is closed but you can walk in, which we did and it was beautiful!!! 2.7 miles each way. Only 2 negatives…mosquitoes and the vaults had a fly problem. So next trip there I’m going to research on more ways to keep mosquitoes away and bring a fly fogger for the vault.