From the San Jose Mercury News, May 2007

It has hiking. It has camping. It has cows. Sunol Regional Wilderness even has a stony canyon called Little Yosemite, which is a little like Yosemite in the way a flower made of frosting is like a whole wedding cake.


Plentiful rocks at Flag Hill

Acres: 6,858

Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk all year; subject to closure during fire season.

Parking: $5 per vehicle.

Pet fee: $2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free.

Camping: Reservations required at all sites — call (888) 327-2757. Backpackers pay $5 per night, car campers pay $12.

Driving directions: From Interstate 680, take the Sunol/Calaveras Road exit and take Calaveras Road (a right turn for north-bounders, a left for south-bounders) for a little more than four miles and turn left at Geary Road.

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