Jay Trail Camp is located central to the park and designated for backpackers and bikers on the Skyline-to-the Sea Trail. It's only .4 miles away from State Park Headquarters (hot showers) and Big Basin Grocery Store (great beer selection). The campground itself is within a beautiful old-growth redwood forest with Huckleberry bushes as undergrowth. You are not assigned a specific site when you reserve so it becomes first-come, first-served in a sense.
Each campsite has a bear box to secure your items from raccoons and squirrels in the area. Sites #7 and #8 have a firepit and picnic table. Site #6 has a picnic table only. You are not allowed to make a fire at any of the sites without a pit.
What to Bring:
- Your feet
- A backpack with gear
- A waterproof torpedo shaped container to hold cash for showers and beer!
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#7, 8, 2 (in that order)
- Hiking - Berry Creek Falls, Redwood Nature Trail, Short Loop, Slippery Rock, Blooms Creek, Creeping Forest, Sempervirens Falls, and Buzzards' Roost hikes.
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