NO WATER AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING BACKPACK CAMPS: 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.

Sunol, CA

Sunol Regional Wilderness is expected to remain open for day use during the San Francisco Public Utilities Commision project to improve its facilities at Calaveras Reservoir . However, there is no overnight camping at the Sunol Family Campsites or Group Campsites until further notice. The Sunol...

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Description

Sunol Regional Wilderness is expected to remain open for day use during the San Francisco Public Utilities Commision project to improve its facilities at Calaveras Reservoir . However, there is no overnight camping at the Sunol Family Campsites or Group Campsites until further notice. The Sunol Backpack Camping Area remains open; advance reservation (5 business days/ phone only) & Ohlone Wilderness Permit is required for each person age 12 years or older. Please visit the Sunol Park Page or call the EBRPD Reservations Department at 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757) option 2 for more information. Alameda Grove picnic area is available for reservation Saturday and Sunday only; Leyden Flats picnic area is closed to reservations until further notice.

Geography:

The Sunol Wilderness is located near Pleasanton, CA, on the southeastern side of San Francisco Bay. Under the East Bay Regional Park District's multi-use land management policy, cattle continue to gaze in the 6,859-acre wilderness.

Recreation:

Activities in the Sunol Wilderness include hiking, horseback riding, walking, backpack camping, and picnicking. Indian Joe Cave Rocks provides sport and challenge to rock climbers. Naturalists lead walks, hikes, trail rides, camping trips, and backpacking adventures, and other outings. Visit the Old Green Barn Visitor Center for information about these programs and the self-guided Indian Joe Nature Trail. The Ohlone Wilderness Trail is a popular hiking destination; permits are available by phone, internet or at the Sunol Visitor Center (call ahead or check website for open hours).

Facilities:

Visitors should bring drinking water, because there is none available in the park.

Nearby Attractions:

The Sunol Wilderness is near many Northern California attractions. The cities of Oakland and Berkeley are about one hour away, and a longer drive takes visitors to either San Francisco or the Peninsula.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Creek
  • Equestrian Staging
  • Hiking Trail, Horseback Riding
  • Horseback Riding
  • Information Center
  • Murietta Falls
  • Naturalist Lead Tour
  • Ohlone Wilderness Access
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Chemical
  • Visitor Center
Alerts and Important Information
  • TO MAKE A RESERVATION call East Bay Regional Park District Reservations Department 1-888-327-2757 Option 2
  • TO MAKE A PAYMENT for Group, Equestrian, or Backpack camping reservations, call East Bay Regional Park District Reservations Department 1-888-327-2757, option 2.
  • PAYMENT METHODS We accept VISA and MasterCard. By Mail: Check or Money orders made payable to: East Bay Regional Park District
  • You must bring your own water when camping or day hiking in the Sunol Regional Park. There is no water available.
  • RESERVATIONS ARE SITE-SPECIFIC, MAKE SURE THE SITE YOU CHOOSE MEETS YOUR NEEDS: while choosing your site, please take note of the site information provided. An $8 non-refundable service fee will be charged for each change you make to your reservation.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    Sunol
    1895 Geary Road
    SUNOL  CA  94586

    Phone Number:

    Information:  888-327-2757 x4559