Hipcamp host Ben W.
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Pitch your tent under the shade of an old walnut tree.  Clean, level, soft tent spaces are maintained and the meadow grasses are trimmed.   Enjoy easy access from the road and the serenity of the night in the foothills.  No lights, just a dark sky of stars.  Enjoy the sunrise and sunset from this spot with a huge canyon overlook a couple hundred feet

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Pitch your tent under the shade of an old walnut tree.  Clean, level, soft tent spaces are maintained and the meadow grasses are trimmed.   Enjoy easy access from the road and the serenity of the night in the foothills.  No lights, just a dark sky of stars.  Enjoy the sunrise and sunset from this spot with a huge canyon overlook a couple hundred feet away from your tent.  Organic produce is available from the farm (like you can walk out and pick something yummy in your bare feet)  Visually private, pretty quite, and simply beautiful. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Ben a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 4 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
Forest
Swimming hole
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Waterfall
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

Places to see near Foothill Ridge

Eldorado National Forest
Eldorado National Forest
37 miles way Explore
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
43 miles way Explore
Emerald Bay State Park
Emerald Bay State Park
48 miles way Explore
D.L. Bliss State Park
D.L. Bliss State Park
49 miles way Explore
Sugar Pine Point State Park
Sugar Pine Point State Park
51 miles way Explore
Stanislaus National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest
55 miles way Explore
Tahoe National Forest
Tahoe National Forest
56 miles way Explore
Grover Hot Springs State Park
Grover Hot Springs State Park
58 miles way Explore
Donner Memorial State Park
Donner Memorial State Park
58 miles way Explore
Caswell Memorial State Park
Caswell Memorial State Park
68 miles way Explore
Washoe Lake State Park
Washoe Lake State Park
75 miles way Explore
Plumas Eureka State Park
Plumas Eureka State Park
76 miles way Explore
Mount Diablo State Park
Mount Diablo State Park
76 miles way Explore
Plumas National Forest
Plumas National Forest
77 miles way Explore
Dayton State Park
Dayton State Park
82 miles way Explore
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
83 miles way Explore
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
86 miles way Explore
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
87 miles way Explore
China Camp State Park
China Camp State Park
96 miles way Explore
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
97 miles way Explore
Angel Island State Park
Angel Island State Park
98 miles way Explore
Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz Island
99 miles way Explore
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
99 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Jane
Jane D.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2018

This hipcamp site was incredible! It was amazing to be on a working farm and the host let us do some tastings of the things that they're growing including some wonderful leafy greens and strawberries. The site featured two flat tent sites that we're actually pretty comfortable because they were level and lined with wood chips, a fire pit and a picnic table. Steps away from the site there was drinking water from a spigot and a pit toilet a short walk away. The host was waiting for us when we arrived and was so helpful in providing information. If we needed him during our stay, he was only a text message away.

We were able to drive our car close to the site, so unloading and packing up was easy. You're nestled in an area of the farm that is farthest from the street, though you can sometimes still hear it from the site.

Exploring this area of California was great. Lots of things to do including hiking, swimming in the river, rock climbing if you're knowledgeable, and fun towns to explore!

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley K.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2018

We had a great stay. Ben met us when we arrived and provided detailed directions about the site, the farm, and the area. He also provided firewood and kindling. So nice! We stayed for two nights and did a lot of exploring around the area. There are amazing hikes including a great one off Highway 50 down to an amazing swimming hole at the bottom of the gorge. The site was perfect for a small group. It was well-maintained and we felt very safe while staying there. There is some road noise but nothing that distracts from the farm. Also the farm is beautiful and we were able to harvest a few things for our dinner.

Site is perfect for two tents The Shaded WalnutBeautifully maintained farm Strawberries and kale from the farm for our salad
Hipcamper Mia
Mia S.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2018

Ben's place was magical! It was really special to be able to camp on his beautiful farm, and I appreciated that he only has one campsite on his land. Ben was very accommodating, and he gave us great tips: hiking and swimming in Happy Valley, hiking to a magic watering hole, and eating lunch at Gold Vine Grill.

We're planning on booking Ben's site again, for sure.

Hipcamper Nick
Nick B.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2018

Had an amazing time! The host was super nice and accommodating. Definitely want to come again and explore the area more as there seem to be lots of great hikes nearby.

Hipcamper Charlotte
Charlotte M.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2018

Ben was a great host, we loved the farm. Everything we needed for a weekend get away!

Hipcamper Angela
Angela D.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2018

We had a great time at Shaded Walnut!!! We ended up getting there really late and the host, Ben, gave us great directions and instructions and we were able to find everything just fine in the middle of the night. He also left us a note with other useful info, as well as some firewood and a bucket of water, so we were set! We didn’t end up getting to meet Ben, but it was pretty nice having the whole place to ourselves. The camp site is really well kept and private. Very shaded, plenty of space, and pretty secluded from the rest of the property. We did hear some other people on the adjacent properties that sounded pretty close, but it wasn’t bothersome and we never actually saw them. Being able to pick some fresh veggies for dinner was very cool! We had a great time showing our almost-1-yr-old all the different veggies and the strawberries. We took a day trip over to the river a short drive from the site and found the perfect little swimming hole. Overall, this place was great for a quick, nearby weekend getaway and the host was very accommodating. We would definitely recommend!

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Hipcamper Staycee
Staycee S.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2018

We had a wonderful time camping here! The camp site was super clean and situated under a beautiful walnut tree, which provided a lot of shade during the day and made the space more private. Ben was very welcoming and helpful. He was super knowledgeable about the area and directed us to some amazing local swimming holes and hikes in the area! Overall, we had an amazing time staying here and will definitely be coming back for another getaway.

Hipcamper Tim
Tim B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 3rd, 2018

We had a good weekend here. The site is very private but not remote at all, know that you can hear the nearest neighbors if they are loud and you are not that far off the main road. Maybe a couple hundred feet. It's not very loud or busy by Bay Area standards, but you can hear it clearly. We slept fine.

That being said the site is great for tents with two nice leveled spots under great shade. We were camping in a camper van set up and there was no level spot for it when we arrived. Ben, the host, quickly fixed that situation with his tractor and we were good to go for the duration.

Hipcamper Marshall
Marshall L.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2018

Excellent site and a great getaway from the city!

Property
Foothill Ridge
State
California
$35/night
1 Site