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Mount Madonna County Park

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My husband has been going here since he was a child. He has started taking me camping and I have... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
honeygirl2008
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Beautiful Redwood Forest

My wife and I were driving to the Bay Area August 31st. My wife called the county park and made a... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
792burtg
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Arizona
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

My husband has been going here since he was a child. He has started taking me camping and I have learned to love it. We go during the week so we can enjoy the sounds of nature. The Stellar's Jays are amazing, we saw many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

My wife and I were driving to the Bay Area August 31st. My wife called the county park and made a reservation over the phone while I drove. Nice quiet, thick forest in the coastal hills of the peninsula. I could not see the next...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 792burtg
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This is just a beautiful park, filled with redwoods, hiking trails, picnic tables and campsights. Peaceful and beautiful. Perfect spot for family & friends picnic/bbq or a quick overnight camping spot.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We probably picked the coldest weekend in California to stay in one of the yurts. We even had snow and hail, it was unbelievable. And cold! The Yurt was very clean and well kept. It slept 8-10 and the one we were in allowed dogs....More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Luv2hikejulie
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Great hiking trails that lead around the park and all of the way to Gilroy for the ambitious. They have many picnic spots that include shelters, picnic tables and BBQ stands. The best part for me is that from east Watsonville I can get there...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Tim T
Reviewed November 9, 2017

To think that you can immerse yourself in nature minutes from San Jose... it’s surprising that there are quite a few places like that. Mt. Madonna is one of those places that families can enjoy camping and leave all the tech gadgets behind. BUT I...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

My husband and I came here while visiting family in Morgan Hill. The ranger in the front was very helpful. She took her time to map out her suggested trails. We started at the black hawk trail and hiked for about 2 hours. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Brenda B
Reviewed November 1, 2017

A neighbor told us about this campsite. It was super easy to get to and hardly anyone there. The campsites were well maintained and the bathrooms OK. We stayed at Valley view 1 site. Our spot was #124 and was private enough (for camping), and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank frugalshopper
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Mt. Madonna has been my go-to camping spot for the last 5 years. First, it's only about an hour's drive from San Jose. Also, I can always get a site, and don't have to wait months ahead to go camping. The sites are nice and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank terryrb2016
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Great trials thru redwoods and on the east side or the park walk up hills for views of the Santa Clara Valley.There is a small campground, mostly RVs. There is also some history,old mansion site and a small white deer Zoo.Lots of group picnic sites...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Meg H
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