Hipcamp host Michael P.,
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Pitch your tent while enjoying panoramic mountain views, and easy access to Anza-Borrego Desert State park.  Campsite is on the very top, not accessible by vehicle.  About 5 minute walk up to the most serene spot on the property. ADULTS ONLY PLEASE. LGBTQ+ Friendly

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Michael a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Secluded Desert Mountain Top in California.


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Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
May 30th, 2021

Beautiful views but when we stayed the wind was too much and we packed up after 3 hours and went home :(

Responsive host and great area but way too exposed to the winds.

Hipcamper Sean
Sean A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 18th, 2021

The natural beauty of the land was gorgeous. If you stay, be sure to arrive during the day as this place is impossible to find at night based on the directions. There was some unattractive construction debris on the property that detracted from the natural beauty, but hopefully that will be gone soon. This spot is VERY windy, at least at this time of year, so plan accordingly

Hipcamper Rachelle
Rachelle P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 26th, 2021

Overall I would recommend. It is a tough review to write, this spot is very pretty and does seem secluded. Although I did not directly observe anyone close to me in proximity, I could hear a Saturday night camping EDM party until about 1030pm at the next camp just around the hill. I am happy people are out having fun but I myself wasn’t trying to have that night. Some things can’t be helped. The high wind was also an issue although I simply moved my tent off the peak site to behind the ridge a bit it wasn’t nearly as bad to sleep through. The wind was challenging for cooking but again, can’t be helped. With my gripes being said Michael was very accommodating and friendly. I’m a single female traveling alone and felt safe enough. It is in great proximity to Anza Borrego State park, and a very beautiful part of the desert in general.

Hipcamper Marisa
Marisa L.
recommends this listing.
April 20th, 2021

Beautiful as always. Thank you Mike, we will be back (a third time) for sure!

Hipcamper Michael
Michael L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
March 22nd, 2021

Mike is a fantastic host. The property is spectacular and he has the spot all set up with a great fire pit and table. He also hooked us up with a great guide who took us on a killer hike one day. Unfortunately we were a little unprepared for the wind, which blew pretty steadily the entire time we were there. That's out of Mike's hands, of course, but other than that it's a gorgeous camp.

Hipcamper Simon

Extremely windy but gorgeous

Simon K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
March 8th, 2021

Pros: Incredible views, secluded, host provided plenty of water, clean porta-potty, close to Anza-Borrego

Cons: VERY windy at night. The site is completely exposed to the local high winds; it was difficult to cook or even stand up at times, and many of our belongings nearly blew away. Our tent almost collapsed due to the wind during the first night, and we did not get restful sleep due to the noise of the wind/tent. We had to sleep in the car for the second night. However, the wind was calm during the day, only starting after the sun went down. Hopefully we just came on an unusually windy weekend, because it was a gorgeous spot otherwise. Well worth the hike up to the top of the steep hill for the views at the campsite, but not at the cost of having to battle the extreme wind....

Hipcamper Melinda
Melinda F.
recommends this listing.
February 15th, 2021

This campsite was, hands down, the coolest I have ever stayed at. SUCH amazing views! I couldn't imagine car camping in such a secluded place. Mike was such a great host and even lead us to our campsite personally. Would highly recommend to anyone whos looking for a break from busy campsites (especially during COVID-19). Great distance to Anza Borrego State Park as well.

Amazing views!
Hipcamper Albert
Albert L.
recommends this listing.
January 18th, 2021

Mike is a great and friendly host. You'll meet him at the general store (which he owns) down the road and follow him up to the campsite. The store is stocked with firewood, ice, local honey, beer,, wine, treats, the works.

The campsite is awesome, 360 degrees with stellar views and great privacy. It felt like we had the world to ourselves. We had a 4x4 vehicle and parked at the top of the campsite, otherwise you can drive part way up the road and walk your gear in. There's a picnic table, benches, fire pit, and shade tarp (which might be difficult to setup depending on winds).

Great spot for sunsets, sunrises, and stargazing.

Hipcamper Keith

First hip camp and not the last!

Keith O.
recommends this listing.
January 3rd, 2021

My wife and I found our experience to be beyond what we could have hoped for. I can't express in words how beautiful the views are from the campsite. And Mike was an excellent host -- leading us to the site and checking in with us on our way out of town. We recommend highly to stay at his place. With the position of the campsite on a ridge, (hence the beautiful views overlooking the mountains), be prepared for some winds but they were well worth the vistas.

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