Forage your way through the Valley Forge Trail, for an intimate night in the wilderness at one of its remote camps. For hikers, bikers, and equestrians the trail offers all the views, and the site handles the comforts. Well, comforts in relation to backpacking at least. If your running low of your water supply, visit the nearby stream, just always remember to treat before you taste. If you plan on leaving your vehicle at one of the developed recreation sites while your on your hike be sure to have an Adventure Pass. Click this bad boy: Adventure Pass to find out how to get your hands on one.
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Camped here on Saturday 08/24/2016. All but one spot was taken. Probably less busy during the week. Typically a creek that runs through but due to extreme drought, there was none. Hike to site had a lot of switchbacks, well shaded for most parts. I would recommend taking the trail and not the Red Box road to the site, not much shade on the road. Latrines also at site which is nice. If you do decide to camp at this primitive spot, please pack out your trash and not leave it in the bathroom.
3.3 MI HIKE TO CAMP FROM RED BOX STATION (closest place to park). You can take the fire road the whole way, or take the trail - about 1mi into the road on the right. Camped here 1 night on 11/12/16 on accident. We wanted to camp at West Fork but were too tired to make it the full 5.5 mi. Valley Forge is absolutely gorgeous in Fall - and given this was a holiday weekend we were excited to have the whole place to ourselves. Although 1 group did show up right before nightfall. We walked to West Fork (gorgeous walk) and were actually pleased that we stopped at Valley Forge because it was WAY prettier. PS: No water in the stream. No Fires allowed right now. Bathrooms were pretty good - they had toilet paper. 5 stars for my first time camping.
At rear base of mt Wilson, nice shaded campgrounds usually not too crowded on the off weekends. There is a small creek that runs through it, but is currently dried out due to the drought. 6 mile hike from ranger st with generous cover and access to wilson.