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Nestled between the cities of Pasadena and San Bernardino, Claremont, CA sits on the doorstep of the Angeles National Forest in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains. When you book an RV in Claremont you’ll find respite from the hectic city life and a well-deserved chance to unwind in the warm SoCal sun. Just a 40-minute drive east of the hubbub of Los Angeles, in the town of Claremont, CA, you’ll feel a world away.

Dubbed “the City of Trees and PhDs”, your Claremont RV rental can glide down the many tree-lined streets winding through the campuses of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven colleges in Claremont. Geography couldn’t be kinder to this city and traveling with an RV rental in Claremont opens a wide array of nearby activities. Claremont is under two hours from the famed beaches along the Pacific coast, the glitz and glamour of LA, and the ultra-chic desert playground of Palm Springs. Claremont’s close proximity to the Angeles National Forest puts hundreds of miles of trails within easy reach and the park’s numerous campgrounds mean you don’t have to leave when the sun goes down.

Public transportation and rideshare services will allow you to park your Claremont camper rental at one of the many RV parks, campgrounds, or even one of the three Walmart Superstores, and enjoy the area on your own terms. Bus service is offered by Foothill Transit with many stops throughout the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. Train service by Metrolink can easily connect you with events and attractions in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. Claremont also offers a wide variety of shopping experiences, some great dining choices, and plenty of culture. With an average of 7,500 college students, Claremont also offers all the nightlife you’d expect in a college town. Renting an RV in Claremont is the perfect way to take it all in and enjoy all of the attractions that this great city and surrounding areas have to offer.

The Great Outdoors

Claremont lies just minutes from the San Gabriel mountains which have been a magnet for travelers for decades. A rental motorhome near Claremont provides the perfect base for exploring and enjoying this scenic retreat. The San Gabriels are located within the Angeles National Forest, one of the few remaining open spaces in Los Angeles County. Traveling through the park is easy and there are dozens of RV-friendly campgrounds to choose from. The park offers plenty of scenic drives, including the Angeles Crest Highway, which is considered by car enthusiasts to be one of the best drives in the country. Plenty of scenic overlooks and picnic spots will allow you to take in stunning views of the snow-covered mountain peaks from the climate-controlled luxury of a Claremont motorhome rental.

The Angeles National Forest has over 560 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails for those seeking to get closer to nature. The park hosts over 170 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, which extends from southern California to the Canadian border. Experienced hikers and climbers can tackle Mt. Baldy, the highest peak in the San Gabriels. Multiple trails ascend to the summit of Mt. Baldy (10,064 feet!) and one even gets assistance from a ski lift to finally reach the top.

Runners might want to use their Claremont travel trailer rental to rest up for the annual “Run to the Top”, a challenging seven-mile run up Mt. Baldy held every Labor Day.  Another quirky and popular hike is the Bridge to Nowhere hike, a 10-mile loop which reaches its conclusion at an abandoned bridge in the western San Gabriel mountains. The hike may be long but the trail fords several rivers offering chances to refresh in the cool mountain waters. For an easier hike, park your rental camper in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park and enjoy the five-mile walking loop. Although tucked close to the city, the Wilderness Park offers RV renters ample opportunity for wildlife viewing. Deer, coyotes, bear, rattlesnakes, and even bobcats are familiar critters in the park.  

Water enthusiasts will find plenty of options around Claremont. Kayakers and fishermen can stop their travel trailer rental along one of the forks of the San Gabriel River. Along the way, you’ll pass through steep canyons, waterfalls, and secluded swimming or fishing holes.

RVers can also cool off at the Puddingstone Reservoir, in nearby San Dimas, a 250-acre lake with a slew of activities including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, and swimming.  Winter sports enthusiasts can turn their Claremont RV rental by owner into a ski lodge. The San Gabriel Mountains are chocked full of downhill and cross-country skiing, snow tubing, and snowmobiling opportunities. Downhill skiing can be found at Mt. Baldy, Mt. Waterman, Snowcrest Snowpark, and many other spots easily reached from your RV rental in Claremont, CA.

Claremont is also a great starting point for longer trips to some of Southern California’s most popular places. Claremont is just two hours west of Joshua Tree National Park, where you can explore the unique desert landscapes that made the park one of the icons of the American West. Along the way, take a detour to visit one of the numerous ghost towns on the strange and surreal Salton Sea. Two hours north of Claremont, you can park your camper rental on the outskirts of Edwards Air Force Base, a hotspot for plane spotters and even UFO buffs. If none of these options appeal to your sense of adventure, just head out and get lost in some classic California desert.

RV Parks

Claremont and surrounding areas have numerous options to park your RV rental. For those hoping to stay close to nature, there are dozens of RV-friendly campgrounds to choose from including Coldbrook Campground, Manker Campground, and Coulter Group Campground. The Los Angeles/Pomona/Fairplex KOA is just a 10-minute drive from Claremont and features plenty of family-friendly activities including modern amenities, swimming, a dog run, and even a free continental breakfast. Another option is the East Shore RV Park on the shore of Puddingstone Reservoir. RV renters will find plenty to occupy their time including sports facilities, fishing, swimming, and a children’s playground.

Exploring the City

If the outdoors aren’t exactly calling to you, Claremont has you covered. The more courageous may find braving the LA traffic in their motorhomes worth it when they step onto the beach at Santa Monica or Malibu, just a two-hour drive from Claremont. Closer to home, an RV is perfect for attending the LA County Fair, held in early September in nearby Pomona. A Claremont, CA camper rental will give you someplace to relax for the night after spending the day at the fair eating too many corn dogs and deep-fried Twinkies. Pomona is also the home of Raging Waters, the largest water park on the west coast. Kids and adults will love the park’s over 50 rides and water slides, perfect for beating the southern California heat.

Claremont offers some wonderful shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. While strolling the tree-lined streets, take the time to visit Claremont Village, the city’s historic downtown district, home to over a dozen art galleries, diverse dining options, and specialty gift shops. Art lovers can peruse the exhibits at the Claremont Art Museum and the Pandora College Museum of Art. Naturalists can get closer to nature at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens, the largest botanical garden dedicated to native California flora. The Raymond A. Alf Museum of Paleontology, meanwhile, will excite dinosaur buffs who are invited to journey back through time in the museum’s 4,000 square feet of exhibition space.

RV Rentals in Claremont, CA

Claremont, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Claremont. Outdoorsy's Claremont RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby

Nearby to Claremont are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Lake Poway Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Limestone Canyon Regional Park, Eaton Canyon Park, Angeles National Forest, and Sequoia National Park. Renters also want to search these zip codes for RV rentals: 86403, Arizona, 86404, Arizona, 86442, Arizona, 90014, California, 90022, California, and 90025, California.

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