John B.

Fairfax, CA

Joined September 2019


Beautiful, Quiet, Convenient

Idyllic campsites along a creek under the trees. Sites are close together but don’t feel crowded. Good spots for tents. Restrooms are individual, clean and better than usual for state parks. There is a swimming pool, although I didn’t use it. Close to a town, if you should need something. An easy and beautiful drive from most of the Bay Area, and close to wineries.

Beautiful, quiet, woodsy campsite that feels more remote than it is

Hiked in here from Bear Valley Visitor Center for a quick overnight to try out some new camping equipment. Most of the walk (less than 5 miles) is on the flat Bear Valley Trail, followed by some brisk uphill on the Glen Trail. 

The campground is quiet, 12 sites arranged in the trees around a small bare field with toilets and a water faucet. When we visited, there was a notice that tap water had to be filtered. 

Most individual sites are well-screened by shrubs and trees. There are some nettles and poison oak, but if you don't know what these look like, you probably should find out. We saw lots of wildlife and the stargazing was first-rate, even though you could see the distant glow of civilization in the night sky. 

From Glen Camp, it's an easy hike down to the spectacular Coast Trail.