Black Mountain Backpack Camp


Black Mountain Backpack Camp

The Black Mountain Backpack Camp at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve is the only campsite on Midpen lands. Only one-half hour from the midpeninsula cities below, the camp often serves as the first stopping place for backpackers wishing to hike from the valley to the coast.

The campground is a 1.5-mile hike from the Page Mill Road parking lot 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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