Troop 14 Palo Alto At Black Mountain Backpack Camp


(Walter Underwood)

The Black Mountain Backpack Camp at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve is the only campsite on Midpen lands. 

The campground is a 1.5-mile hike from the Monte Bello Parking Area and includes a 500-foot uphill climb. Four single campsites and one group site are available for one- or two-night stays throughout the year.

A permit is required, and the fee is $2 per night per camper payable by an online invoice emailed to you once the application is received and space is confirmed.

Reservation Tips

  • Please check our campsite calendar BEFORE submitting a permit application.
  • The calendar does NOT display real-time availability and a open date does NOT guarantee a permit. Reservations are issued on a first come, first served basis.
  • Generally, applications should be submitted at least one week in advance. 

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