High Sierra

Outdoor Recreation

Arnold Rim Trail

This beautiful 17-mile trail system was designed for hikers, bikers and equestrians. The Arnold trailhead is at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum.

  • Arnold Area
Arnold Rim Trail

Bear Valley Adventure Company

Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company is a year-round mountain resort with one of the largest cross country ski areas in California with 35…

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
Bear Valley Adventure Company

Bear Valley Mountain

A year-round, mountain destination in California's spectacular High Sierra, Bear Valley Mountain offers snow and ski fun, an adventure park, glamping, rock climbing, and all…

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
Bear Valley Mountain

Bear Valley Snowmobile

Bear Valley Snowmobile is the only place where you can rent snowmobiles by the hour out of Lake Alpine and Spicer Sno-Park for self-guided tours…

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
Bear Valley Snowmobile

Calaveras Big Trees State Park Recreation

For the outdoor recreation enthusiast, no visit to Calaveras County is complete without a visit to the giant sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

  • Arnold Area
Calaveras Big Trees State Park Recreation

Calaveras Ranger Station

Stop in at the Calaveras Ranger Station in Hathaway Pines to get detailed trail maps of the Stanislaus National Forest

  • Arnold Area
Calaveras Ranger Station

California Rock Guides

California Rock Guides is a year-round mountaineering school and guide service based in Bear Valley, offering family, group and individual rock climbing workshops, adventures, camps and…

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
California Rock Guides

California Ski Guides

The Bear Valley Cat Skiing program offers the opportunity to ski some of the best-untracked powder skiing in the Central Sierra. Bear Valley can receive some…

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
California Ski Guides

Lake Alpine

Lake Alpine, located at an elevation of 7,350-feet (2,240 meters) is one of the most picturesque places to spend a summer day. The lake is…

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
Lake Alpine

Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail – Upper

See our full listing on the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail. The watershed trails in Amador and Calaveras Counties offer 29 continuous miles of trail to…

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail - Upper

Rick’s Revenge Disc Golf

Rick’s Revenge is an 18-hole course situated in a beautiful mountain meadow in Bear Valley at 7000-ft in elevation. Scorecards are available at the first…

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
Rick's Revenge Disc Golf

Sequoia Woods County Club Golf Course

Sequoia Woods County Club Golf Course is available to guests of the Black Bear Inn and Mountain Retreat Resort, otherwise it is private for members…

  • Arnold Area
Sequoia Woods County Club Golf Course

Sourgrass Recreation Area

The beautiful Sourgrass Recreation Area is located outside Dorrington on The North Fork of the Stanislaus River at Sourgrass/Board’s Crossing Road, across the river from…

  • Arnold Area
Sourgrass Recreation Area

Spicer Reservoir

Spicer Reservoir is about 8 miles long, and half of the reservoir is in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Area. Power boats are allowed on the west…

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
Spicer Reservoir

Stanislaus National Forest

The beautiful Stanislaus National Forest is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range... your four-season wilderness playground.

  • Arnold Area
Stanislaus National Forest

Stanislaus River

The north fork of the wildly scenic Stanislaus River features spectacular swimming holes, tall trees, kayaking, river rafting opportunities and fishing opportunities.

  • Arnold Area
Stanislaus River

Union Reservoir

Union Reservoir, sister to Utica Reservoir, is a small, beautiful lake off the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway. Here, you can paddle out to picturesque…

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
Union Reservoir

Utica Reservoir

Located next to Union Reservoir, Utica Reservoir also features a beautiful rocky, wooded shoreline and small islands to explore.

  • Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4
Utica Reservoir

White Pines Lake

A small, beautiful upcountry lake with beaches, picnic tables, disc golf course, BBQ equipment and children's playground.

  • Arnold Area
White Pines Lake