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Old 02-08-08, 12:02 AM   #1
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Bike Camping In LA County

For those of you in Los Angeles County, do you guys and gals have any recommendations for good parks or campsites for s24o's or several-day trips?
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There is a very nice campground on Highway 1 north of Malibu called Sycamore Canyon. It is in Point Mugu state park. They have a hiker/biker site and showers. This page provides a bit more information.

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There is a very nice campground on Highway 1 north of Malibu called Sycamore Canyon. It is in Point Mugu state park. They have a hiker/biker site and showers. This page provides a bit more information.

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If you want any local info, Pm me. I live about 5 miles north of Sycamore canyon.

EDIT: I also have a topo map of the park I can mail/ loan you for your trip. Sycamore canyon is awesome!
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If you don't mind going south, San Clemente State Beach makes a good overnight stop halfway from L.A. to San Diego. The train station is close by if you prefer to make it an overnighter and take the Amtrak back to L.A. It also has a hiker/biker site and showers. More mellow vibe than nearby Doheney or San Onofre.

There's been talk about closing down some CA campgrounds because of budget cutbacks, so I'd check first before heading out.

PS--A few miles south of San Clemente is Camp Pendleton, which is great for biking. And you get to take your photo standing next to a tank!

(I should mention that north of Sycamore Canyon is the Pt. Mugu Navy base, and you can take a pic next to a jet fighter.)

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If you don't mind going south, San Clemente State Beach makes a good overnight stop halfway from L.A. to San Diego. The train station is close by if you prefer to make it an overnighter and take the Amtrak back to L.A. It also has a hiker/biker site and showers. More mellow vibe than nearby Doheney or San Onofre.

There's been talk about closing down some CA campgrounds because of budget cutbacks, so I'd check first before heading out.

PS--A few miles south of San Clemente is Camp Pendleton, which is great for biking. And you get to take your photo standing next to a tank!

(I should mention that north of Sycamore Canyon is the Pt. Mugu Navy base, and you can take a pic next to a jet fighter.)
Hey, Pt. Mugu Navy base...thats where I live!
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For those of you in Los Angeles County, do you guys and gals have any recommendations for good parks or campsites for s24o's or several-day trips?
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If you are up around Pt. Mugu, it isn't much farther to Oxnard and Ventura. McGrath has hiker-biker camping and a beautiful location.

If you go inland to Ojai, there are some nice campgrounds up in the mountains.

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I'd stay away from the stuff in around the city. Most of the coastal stuff is okay though. Lock you bike and don't leave your stuff unattended.
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I'd stay away from the stuff in around the city. Most of the coastal stuff is okay though. Lock you bike and don't leave your stuff unattended.
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