Description

1,025 feet up Mt. Wittenberg lies Sky Camp. It's true to its name and offers spectacular panoramic views. You'll have to earn them with a “moderate" uphill hike from the Sky Trailhead.

On a clear day you can see Point Reyes, Drakes Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. At Sky Camp, you are a ways away from the beach, but the views make up for it. If you are keen to get to the ocean, it is a steep 4-mile hike.

There are a total of 11 sites and one big group site, which are equipped with a charcoal BBQ grill and picnic table. The sites are sprinkled among a nearby hillside, some in trees and others in the open. This camp is often overlooked in favor of camps closer to the beach, which makes it a great pick if you are in a bit of a time crunch.

Campsite area
Tent sites
11 sites
Up to 25 guests per site
Other
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Another great way to see Point Reyes National Seashore is via bicycle. The area provides a variety of off-road biking opportuni...Read more

Boating

For those of you who would rather travel on water than land, Tomales Beach is the perfect place to dock! Here you can participa...Read more

Fishing

Point Reyes is surrounded by the beautiful and abundant Pacific Ocean, making it a great spot for fishermen. Over 130 differen...Read more

Hiking

The National Seashore has about 150 miles of magnificent hiking trails to explore and run around. Just check out some of the ...Read more

Horseback riding

With over 120 miles of trails that take you through forested mountain tops, grassy meadows, coastal scrub and miles of white sa...Read more

Paddling

Feel like playing with some seals or dipping your paddle into clean waters full of glowing bioluminescence ? Well, this is th...Read more

Wind sports

Point Reyes gets a significant amount of wind and is often a viable option for kiteboarding. Just be sure to check up on the s...Read more

Surfing

Point Reyes has some quality surfing options for the more intermediate-advanced surfer. There’s less crowds up here (I’m sure t...Read more

Swimming

Bass Lake is located 2.8 (fairly easy) miles in from the parking lot at Point Reyes park. This popular swimming spot is warm (...Read more

Wildlife watching

Jutting 16 kilometers (10 miles) into the Pacific Ocean, the headlands of the Point Reyes Peninsula offer one of the finest sp...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Sky Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Michael
Michael H.
recommends this listing.
January 30th, 2019

Careful to read the signs carefully to the camp site.

Hipcamper Brittney
Brittney R.
recommends this listing.
December 19th, 2018

The hike in is harder than it seems like it would be but it's well worth it.

Hipcamper Kenneth
Kenneth W.
recommends this listing.
February 17th, 2018

Always a chance of a light rain.

Hipcamper matthew
Matthew Y.
recommends this listing.
February 1st, 2018

great site with secluded campsites

Hipcamper Kathleen
Kathleen D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 26th, 2017

This is a great beginner backpacking camp. It's a seriously majestic hike - so first timers won't realize the moderate hike to the camp. It get's really foggy and cold here so pack warm. There were fire restrictions when I went September 2016. They have food lockers and a bbq type contraption.

Shoe for scale. September 2016A backpackers dream morning. September 2016Beach Nap After Hike down to Beach Camp. September 2016Foggy Morning Hike to Sky Trail. September 2016
Hipcamper Kathleen
Kathleen D.
recommends this listing.
April 26th, 2017

Hike to sky camp isn't hard at all. I recommend hiking there in the morning, then doing a day hike down to the beach.

Shoe for scale. September 2016A backpackers dream morning. September 2016Beach Nap After Hike down to Beach Camp. September 2016Foggy Morning Hike to Sky Trail. September 2016
Hipcamper Ha
Ha M.
recommends this listing.
April 6th, 2017

it's a long hike to the site, so be sure to pack light or have a mule :)

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 1st, 2016

Tucked on the hillside, this 3 to 6 mile trek (depending on your route) isn't for the faint of heart (or legs). The views are stunning from the top.

A little yoga at Sky CampOne of the trails up to SkyHiking up to Sky CampSky Campground
Hipcamper Aja
Aja P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 14th, 2015

Hands down, best Point Reyes Campground. Views? Check. Grills for your hotdogs and Duraflame cause you're a rule following fire ninja? Check. Tree cover in case of rain? Check. General lack of raccoon infestation? So far, check. Driving to the trailhead eats up 90% of the climb you'd otherwise have to do to scale Mt. Whittenberg. After a leisurely 2 mile hike to the site, you'll be blown away by the sunset over Point Reyes. Reservations are plentiful after peak season ends, but be prepared for shocking temperature variations. My favorite site was 7, nestled in the quiet pines. Sky Camp is an excellent choice for group camping, but don't expect privacy if you're on solo--if you've got chatty neighbors, best bet is to introduce yourself!

Park
Point Reyes National Seashore
State
California
Country
United States
Phone Number
(415) 464-5100
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.041° N, 122.83° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 10 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent Only - Group - Hike In: 1 Site
(Up to 25 people per site)