Located at the top of the ridge above Pine Springs Canyon, Pine Top is the backcountry campground in closest proximity to the Bowl, and offers excellent views of the park’s highest peaks. Pine Top is an excellent choice for a single night backpack trip. It is 4.2 miles from Pine Springs trailhead via the Tejas and Bush Mountain trails. Elevation gain is 2300 feet. Though secluded in trees, the campground is susceptible to high winds and lightning. Eight designated campsites are defined by tent pads.Pine Top Wilderness Campground directions and information are available at https://www.nps.gov/gumo/planyourvisit/bccamp.htm.