Cathedral, Doe 1-2, Eagles Eyrie, Hawk's Nest, Maggie's 1-4, Oak View, Sky, Stars Rest, Sycamore backpack sites have no water. Please plan accordingly.
Sycamore Backpack Camp (max capacity 5) is 3.6 miles from Sunol Office. Under a large Sycamore tree: no morning sun, filtered afternoon sun. May have tall vegetation in spring: watch for ticks. Good views of Alameda Creek and Mission Peak. Close to outhouse. Uphill hike to closest water (between Hawk's Rest & Eagle's Eyrie); treat/boil/filter before use.
OHLONE WILDERNESS PERMIT (good for a year): everyone 12 years & older must have their own permit ($2.50 with a Visa or MasterCard online or by mail, or $2 during open hours at the Coyote Hills Visitor Center in Fremont, Del Valle Park in Livermore, Sunol Visitor Center, or Reservations Office in Oakland ). NO dogs. NO alcohol. NO vehicles including bicycles.
Each car must display valid overnight parking pass on dash: passes should be requested at time of reservation and are mailed 5-7 days in advance. PARK GATES are locked at night; late arrivals will not be able to enter. Closing times vary, check with park staff.
* Reservations must be completed and paid in full 5 working days prior to your arrival date or 3 days prior if picking up parking passes/permits. * Please specify where you plan to park your vehicle. We need to mail all overnight parking permits. * SFWD Calaveras Reservoir Project: Backpack camp use ok during construction. Weekday detours and heavy construction traffic possible 2012-2013. Contact SFPUC at (866) 973-1476 or www.sfwater.org/sunolvalley for more info