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Hidden Falls

Tucked away among the giant California Redwoods, in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Soquel, lies this 90 acre camp. Hidden Falls features outdoor sleeping areas for tent camping with cooking shelters, a cabin, a central meadow for sports and games, and an amphitheater style campfire circle with a stage. Hidden Falls is one our best troop camping destinations. A short trail hike leads to Hidden Falls, one of its many gems. Stay onsite or travel offsite to nearby Santa Cruz beaches on Monterey Bay, plan to sea kayak up Elkhorn Slough to view the sea otters, or hike in one of the many nearby State Parks.

Driving directions, sitemaps, and additional information are provided upon reservation.

Rental Period

22 hours, 4:00 PM–2:00 PM

Hidden Falls has one cabin for an indoor sleep over option and three completely self-sufficient group campsites.

Total camp capacity: 100 people


Home Of Friendship: A youth hostel-style cabin with one large multi-use room, kitchen, two sleeping rooms and indoor bathroom. Suited best to a sleep-over where most of the group will sleep on mats in the common room space. There are also two other smaller rooms for sleeping pads.

  • Overnight capacity of 30
  • Dormitory style rooms (sleeping pads provided, bring your own bedding)
  • Indoor Bathroom with showers
  • Meeting area with couches
  • Woodstove
  • Porch
  • Complete Kitchen


  • All camping units have low flush toilets, food storage, campfire circle, potable water spigot, pop-up tent areas, and picnic tables.
  • Madrone and Laurel Shelters: (Capacity 28) Unique to these two units is a three sided shelter with counter space, a wood stove for cooking, and a cozy meeting space.
  • Redwood Shelter: (Capacity 28) A sleeping shelter.
  • Sequoia: (Capacity 14) Currently unavailable.

Local Attractions

Santa Cruz County is one of the few places where a trail can begin in a redwood forest and end on the beach. Santa Cruz County has 14 state parks in all, including Natural Bridges State Beach, Manresa State Beach, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Wilder Ranch State Park and others. These gorgeous parks are just one of many ways to experience Santa Cruz County's natural beauty. This is a great resource for planning a weekend in the Santa Cruz area including local parks and beach information.

Elkhorn Slough is known for its abundant birds, sea life, and sea otters. Trails, tours, and the visitor's center are some of many ways to explore this unique saltwater environment.

Monterey Bay Kayak located at Moss Landing and at the mouth of Elkhorn Slough is a GSNC approved vendor. Hire a sea kayak guide and paddle up Elkhorn Slough to get up close to sea life and experience this gem.

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2020 Rental Rates

Name of Rental Unit Capacity Girl Scout Rate Non-Profit Rate
Home of Friendship 24 $200 $400
Madrone (w/ cooking shelter) 24 $90$180
Laurel (w/ cooking shelter) 24 $90$180
Redwood (w/ rustic shelter) 24 $85 $170
Oak 20 $70$140
Entire Site 116 $500$1,000