Distance from HQ: 4.4 miles
Elevation gain/loss: +1220/-2060 feet
Camp elevation: 1,880 feet
Picnic table: no
Water: nearest water source is Sada’s Spring
Number of sites: 1, for groups of 1-8 people.
Sada's Spring Camp is about a quarter mile from the Middle Fork of Coyote Creek, which runs through the canyon between Middle Ridge and Blue Ridge. The camping area is surrounded by pine and oak trees and large manzanitas, and Sada's Spring usually flows well all year, even in times of drought. Wild pigs sometimes damage the pipes and water troughs, though, which can make it harder to collect water.
The site is at the end of a short side trail that branches off Hobbs Road about a quarter mile up the "Short Cut," an incredibly steep stretch of road that can become a short cut to exhaustion or heat stroke if you're not prepared with plenty of water and energy. Nonetheless, this route to the top of Blue Ridge provides a challenging side trip from camp and will reward you with breathtaking views if you have any breath left after climbing 1,500 feet in 1.3 miles.
This is a nice site, but there is poison oak just near the spring before you climb to the flat camping area.