This site is the very highest point of Chanslor Ranch. Equipped with fire-pit and picnic table, this site provides minimal wind block and requires a 2 mile, steep hike in with all your gear. The view from this site is 360 degrees of tremendous spendor! This site comfortably accommodates 2-5 tents and offers a maximum occupancy of 15 people. Bathrooms and showers are 2 miles

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This site is the very highest point of Chanslor Ranch. Equipped with fire-pit and picnic table, this site provides minimal wind block and requires a 2 mile, steep hike in with all your gear. The view from this site is 360 degrees of tremendous spendor! This site comfortably accommodates 2-5 tents and offers a maximum occupancy of 15 people. Bathrooms and showers are 2 miles from this site.

CHECK-IN TIMES: 12PM. (If you are checking in after 7 pm , please call us)

This site is HIKE-IN ONLY : Moderate to Advanced, 1.75 mile incline

Inaccessible by vehicle. Please come prepared to be immersed in nature as you backpack a steep incline of 1.75 miles to the summit of Chanslor Ranch. 

Help us preserve our land! Pack-in/Pack-out everything - you know what that means.

Check the weather before your trip (strong winds up to 35 mph at times!)

72 hour cancellation policy.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 15 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, hose
Fires allowed
Fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet, portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Pack it out
Picnic table available
Wifi available
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Summit at Chanslor in California.

Beach
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

Places to see near Chanslor Ranch

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The vibe at Summit at Chanslor

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Natalia M.'s photo at Summit at Chanslor
Natalia M.'s photo at Summit at Chanslor
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Natalia M.'s photo at Summit at Chanslor
Natalia M.'s photo at Summit at Chanslor
Natalia M.'s photo at Summit at Chanslor
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Natalia M.'s photo at Summit at Chanslor
Natalia M.'s photo at Summit at Chanslor
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Hipcamper Natalia
Natalia M.
recommends this listing.
May 1st, 2018

Chanslor Ranch is one of our favorite locations to get away. Summit is a breathtaking campsite! The steep uphill climb is well worthwhile, especially on a clear day. With sweeping views, distant waves crashing and miles of beautiful rolling hills, not to mention the always friendly hosts and dog-friendly setting, it's a place we'll definitely keep coming back to. Springtime is a great time to stay at Summit since the weather is fair and won't be too hot to hike in for people and dogs (and kids) the hills are green and lush, often covered with purple and yellow wildflowers. If you are lucky to get a clear night, make sure you try and stay near a full moon. You won't be needing your headlamps ;) .

Top o' the mornin' on top o' the mountain.Pack it in, pack it out.One last cup before setting off.Summit is a great trail for backpacking-savvy dogs.
Hipcamper Sasha
Sasha S.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2018

We loved staying here! We lucked out with the weather and it wasn’t too windy so it was perfect. You can pay $10 for a bundle of firewood at the ranch and then walk it to the top (less than 2 miles) or pay $20 to have it and your stuff driven to the top. Highly reccomend bringing a rolling cart if you plan on bringing it up yourself! So worth it for amazing views and a relaxing space to yourself.

Hipcamper Madison
Madison K.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2018

This is the most beautiful campsite I have ever been to in my life. 360 views, completely private. Highly recommend!

Some other good things to know:
- 2 mile hike-in so pack accordingly
- bring your own water
- if you arrive before 6pm you might have the option to pay a $20 porter to carry your gear/firewood up
- firewood bundles available for $10

Can't say enough good things about this incredible site. Will definitely be back.

Sunset over the hillsFire pit and log bench included.There are two grills already at the site.Sunsets are out of control beautiful here.
Hipcamper Anne
Anne Ž.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 12th, 2018

The site was gorgeous, but I think 50% of the sites at Chanslor Ranch are nearly uninhabitable on windy days. This didn't see to be particularly windy, in my opinion, and died down once the sun set. But, with 18 mph winds, there was absolutely NO SHELTER at the summit. We moved our tent down the hill a bit, and were able to find some refuge, but couldn't use the fire or picnic table at all with the wind. I think this was generally the case for the mesa and teton rock sites as well. We met a lot of fellow campers along the trail trying to find spots with some more shelter. I want to be sure to mention this because I don't feel like a lot of other reviews speak to the wind, and while in general I found this to be a BEAUTIFUL spot and well kept location, I wouldn't come back unless I could be 100% sure about the weather.

Hipcamper Bill
Bill P.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2018

Good hike up! So much fun once you get up there. Great for calm wind days. View is unbeatable. If you plan to do a wood fire, make sure to have a member of group has an empty back pack or heavy duty bag to bring it up.

Hipcamper Chanslor Ranch
Response from Chanslor Ranch, the Host, on May 30th, 2018

Thank you! We're glad you loved it! Come again anytime.

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Hipcamper Vanessa
Vanessa H.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2018

Summit camp site was awesome and the hike up wasn’t nearly as tough as we thought it was going to be. Can’t beat those views!!

Hipcamper Karl
Karl P.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2018

thank you

Hipcamper Stevi
Stevi H.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2018

Great site, great views. Great workout to backpack up with your gear. Extremely windy though!

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Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua H.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2018

Recommended, get out there!

Property
Chanslor Ranch
State
California
$56/night
1 Site