Black Mountain Backpack Camp


Black Mountain Backpack Camp

COVID-19 Guidelines

Midpen is accepting applications for all permitted activities.  Participants must follow county health orders for guidance on social distancing.

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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