Bear Valley & Upper Hwy 4

Home to our ski resort, Bear Valley is a beautiful, family-friendly year-round mountain sports destination featuring unparalleled snowmobiling opportunities, spectacular mountain scenery and the famous annual music festival.

Bear Valley Mountain

Bear Valley Mountain is a four-season destination offering fun, outdoor recreational opportunities in a spectacular setting. In the winter enjoy skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling through pristine wilderness like nowhere else.

In the summer enjoy the Adventure Park in the village with its ropes course, bungee trampoline, rock wall, challenge course, aerial suspension bridge, archery shooting and swimming pool. Kids 4-12 can sign up for the summer, weekend Adventure Club featuring the Adventure Park’s activities plus interactive activities learning about the natural world.

Bear Valley Mountain

Stanislaus National Forest

The Stanislaus National Forest is home to some of the most spectacular High Sierra environments. Explore miles of trails on snowmobiles with Bear Valley Snowmobile, hike, bike, snowshoe and Nordic ski through these beautiful environments with Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company. Enjoy mountain climbing, mountaineering and snowshoeing adventures with Mountain Adventure Seminars. Hiking and biking is spectacular in two federally designated wilderness areas: the Mokelumne Wilderness and Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.

Bear Valley Mountain -snowboards

Bear Valley Mountain

This huge wilderness area contains some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Sierra Nevadas.

Stanislaus National Forest

Lakes & Reservoirs

The high alpine lakes in the Sierra are some of the most picturesque you will find. And their cooler temperatures are perfect for enjoying in the summer heat. Here, you will find Lake Alpine, Spicer Reservoir, Union & Utica Reservoirs, Mosquito Lakes and Highland Lakes.

Utica Reservoir - Sandy Price

Utica Reservoir – Sandy Price

Highland Lakes - Sandy Price

Highland Lakes | Sandy Price

Hikes

Bear Valley is home to the Upper Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail also passes through here, and there are multiple wilderness hikes you can take exploring these areas.

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