Hooper Hollow is a secluded ranch just on the outskirts of San Diego County. Here you will find rolling Hills, towering oak trees, seasonal waterfalls and seemingly endless wilderness throughout the property and the neighboring trails of Hollenbeck Canyon. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the country and sounds of nature.Feel free to ask about our newest addition “The Hobb
Hooper Hollow is a secluded ranch just on the outskirts of San Diego County. Here you will find rolling Hills, towering oak trees, seasonal waterfalls and seemingly endless wilderness throughout the property and the neighboring trails of Hollenbeck Canyon. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the country and sounds of nature.Feel free to ask about our newest addition “The Hobbit House” tiny home mountain retreat!!! Site #1 is the largest camp site at Hooper Hollow (100’ x 200’) and will accommodate larger groups of people up to 20! Site 1 will accommodate small RV’s and van campers as well as tent campers (high clearance only). Guests can park at the camp site to set up camp. There is a patio table, chairs, fire pit and BBQ provided. Site #2 is more of a minimalist/ natural Tent campsite. Site 2 is best suited for smaller groups up to 6. Campers must hike their gear 100 yards up a (easy),groomed trail to campsite on hill top. No fires or charcoal BBQ’s are permitted at site 2 due to its close proximity to wilderness. Small gas grill or gas fire pit is ok durning winter months. Site #3 is a large flat area (20 x 50) that over looks the ranch and adjacent valley. Site 3 will accommodate small RV’s and van campers (high clearance only) as well as tent campers up to 6 people. Guests can park at the camp site to set up camp. There is a fire pit and BBQ provided. Site 4 is a “Horse camping site” inclusive of (4)12 x 24 stalls with shade, and water available. There is also plenty of room for a living quarters trailer (up to 30ft) and/or tent camping. There is access to an arena and some of the best trails around. No fires or charcoal BBQ’s are permitted at site 4 due to its close proximity to wilderness. Small gas grill or gas fire pit is ok durning winter months. If you have any specific questions regarding any of the camp sites feel free to reach out. We look forward to sharing our special place with you and your friends.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Recommended for groups
We were two families and it worked great for us. Nice views and good privacy (the hut was not rented, i think it would have felt less private had someone else been staying there). Christopher was very helpful and responsive. We would return to check out the surrounding trails more in a cooler season.
Super nice host. Very responsive, great setup for the layout. You’re not too close to any other sites. Extremely exposed in a hot area so go outside the summer and bring shade!
Yes i recommend !!!
Loved it!! We got to stay here on a short notice. We booked it that same day. Christopher and Julia (?) met us at the gate and were super friendly and helpful in getting our bags to our camp site. Site 2 is awesome. It’s a little more isolated but outhouse is about a minute walk which isn’t bad at all. The view though is so nice! And there’s some trails for hiking and a dried out waterfall at the moment . Next stay we want to try the hobbit house ! Looked super cute ✨
Site4: a cowboys getaway
Site 4 was perfect for us and our horses! Christopher and Julia are so hospitable and great stewards of the land. The property is well maintained. The trails are scenic, the weather was great. The night sky was epic! Great vibes and views! We would definitely recommend and definitely go back.
Great site! We did a 1 night quick camping trip down to SD and Chris and his fiancé Julia were nothing but accommodating. We had a thunder and rainstorm come through in the middle of the night, we almost retreated to the car if the tent didn't hold, but we were fine. The camp site is perfect, flat in many sections, we had site #3. They had a new storybook cabin set up and it's super adorable, complete with an outdoor shower that's solar heated, Chris let us use the shower. Everything was great, even the horseback riding with Julia! If anyone were to complain, maybe the outpost bathroom was almost full when we got there, but since it was 1 night we didn't run into any problems. We'll definitely keep this campsite on our list for future stays.
Glorious desert living!
What a wonderful place - it feels so remote and yet accessible. Chris was a gracious host, even after our 11 year olds made a mess of the road with their late night antics (sorry again Chris). We stayed in campsite 1, there is a small bump on the way up with you will likely bottom out on a little if you have an SUV or mini-van, but no big deal. Site 1 was big enough for at least two 8 person tents, a big 4 person tee-pee; and a small 2 person pop up tent. You need to position the tents carefully as getting the tent spikes in can be tricky because the ground has a lots of stone (it’s the desert! So makes sense). The site has a lovely glass dining table, with a shade, and a BBQ, fire pit, all with stunning views. There is a compost toilet, with a water tank above it, so you can easily clean camp dishes in a sink next to the toilet, and there is a shower (that we didn’t try). We saw hawks, coyotes, rabbits, etc. Overall it was worth the extra cost.
Lies in the info and pictures
Actually it was a really bad place to camping, there are no restrooms, is a portable potty, the owner showed us a driveway to put the tents and every day he sent us messages about misbehaving but was the other campsite every time
I would never go back there