Hike or Bike Campsites
Hike or bike campsites are offered in many of our California State Parks. Vehicles are not allowed in these sites. A permit is not required to hike and bike in our State Parks. They are located in relatively undisturbed natural settings. The hike or bike campsites are primitive, which means the campsites typically have chemical or pit toilets, tables, and a central water supply. These sites will vary when it comes to fires and showers meaning that some will allow fires and provide shower facilities, others will not. Some primitive campsites have no facilities.
Regarding check-in times for the campgrounds, they may very from park to park. As such it would be best to check with the park for specific check-in and check-out times. The hike or bike sites are on a first-come, first-served basis for a nominal per-person fee (check with the park), so you would want to arrive at your destination earlier in the day. It will also be easier to obtain a site during the week as opposed to the weekends and holidays. You may want to keep this in mind during your travels, especially during the summer.
Hike or bike campsites are reserved for people who either walk in or pedal into their campsites. Hike and Bikers are still required to register as campers in the campgrounds and pay fees, although the fees are usually lower than fees for a typical campsite. Hike and Bikers generally stay one night with a maximum stay of one to two nights. Contact individual parks for stay limitations.
Trail Campsites (Select - By Activity/Facility)