Crowded halls, traffic, boisterous people, and no rest. Sometimes the everyday rigmarole becomes too much, and we just need to get away. A real getaway to reflect, reset, and get away from all the modern trappings. Well, at least some modern trappings. The best way to do that is to plan a camping trip, and rough it with a few good friends or family that make good company. We recently learned of a startup called Hipcamp that creates new places to stay in nature with access to private nature preserves, farms and ranches. All this so you can get back to yourself.
If you have visited California a few times but want to see it differently on your next visit, we have compiled a few Hipcamp locations for you. Why not spend a few extra days in Northern California's Redwood and Creekside Camps at Salmon Creek Ranch. The campsites are just 45 minutes away from California's wine country and the 2 miles from the coast. The sites feature walking trails, forest, meadows and creeks. If you don't want to rough it too much, there are options just a short drive away that includes dining, beach, and hot air balloons for entertainment.
Joshua Tree National Park in California is a popular spot as well, but Camp Ruffin It, and Sage Camping Deck provide the privacy you seek SAGE Camping Deck is located at Pink Cloud Ranch where you can see a host of wildlife, tell stories by the fire pit, or hop in a hammock and watch the awesome wide-open night sky. Camp Ruffin It in Joshua Tree is a dog friendly property that experiences vast views and unbeatable sunsets. It is just a short drive from all of civilization, and in case you want to leave your dog behind for a hike that is sometimes dog sitting available. There is also RV sanitation, showers, toilets, girls and picnic tables so there is some modernity there while you camp in the heart of Joshua Tree.
Making our way over to Mendocino, California, there is Mendocino Magic, an exclusive Hipcamp property set on 600 acres of unique land. Guests there love the site of the surrounding hills, as well as beautiful ponds, and swimming reservoirs. Though there are modernities there, the camp encourages guests to reconnect the old fashioned way. Los Padres National Forest's Cuyama Badlands is also a great stop for the avid camper. It is far removed from civilization giving guests a prefect dark sky but if you prefer a clamping experience, a lodge, ranch house and glampsite are available as well.
Finally, the Unhitched Ranch in Loma Linda, California stands as a family owned and operated Texas Longhorn and Clydesdale Horse Ranch. It is 40 acres of ranch land with awesome panoramic vistas, and views of California's city lights at night. The area also hosts around 800 wild burros, and is nestled between Loma Linda and Moreno Valley with Wi-Fi, biking, horseback riding, and wildlife watching. There are hundreds of camping opportunities, and whether you are the hardcore camper or a glamper, you can find your best camping experience with Hipcamp.