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32 mi 52 km of trail 3 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 7 Trails Intermediate Trails 9 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

Bear Valley is located on Highway 4 between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite—about three hours east of San Francisco, California. It is around one hour from Angels Camp, California. This hidden jewel of the Sierras has something for everyone.

Visiting Tips

Dependent on snow conditions, trails open usually around the end of June and the season runs until the snow falls.

Camping & Lodging

There are cabins to rent at Lake Alpine in the summer that serve as an excellent home base for your mountain bike adventures.

Call for Reservations: 209-753-6350.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Bike Shop-Bear Valley Adventure Company. Pick up an official trail map here because cell service can be spotty at best as you get out on the trails. (209) 753-2834

Food & Drink

The Bear Valley General Store carries ice, food, groceries, snacks, fresh-brewed coffee, fishing supplies, beer and wine. Also located in the village is Sky High Pizza and Pub, Creekside Dining Room.

Other Activities

Bear Valley is surrounded by lakes, trails and wilderness areas that provide world-class recreational opportunities. Mountain and road biking, flat-water kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, disc golf, fishing, camping, hiking, rock climbing and bouldering, tennis, whitewater rafting, competitive sporting events, and annual festivals. Purchase a "Bear Valley Adventure Map" at the Bear Valley Adventure Co. for a complete description of rides and activities in the area.

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1.6 mi 2.5 km #1 Cape Horn Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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1.0 mi 1.6 km #2 Osborn Crest Trail
Pioneer, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km Pioneer, CA
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1.4 mi 2.3 km #3 Bee Gulch Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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3.3 mi 5.3 km #4 Bear Valley to Alpine Lake Trail
Pioneer, CA
3.3 mi 5.3 km Pioneer, CA
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2.1 mi 3.4 km #5 North Lake Alpine Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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1.7 mi 2.8 km #6 Koala Access
Pioneer, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km Pioneer, CA
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2.9 mi 4.6 km #7 Emigrant Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.9 mi 4.6 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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3.7 mi 5.9 km #8 Forest Route 7N35
Pioneer, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km Pioneer, CA
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1.7 mi 2.7 km #9 Elusive Trail
Pioneer, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km Pioneer, CA
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2.2 mi 3.6 km #10 Corral Hollow OHV Trail
Pioneer, CA
2.2 mi 3.6 km Pioneer, CA
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1.8 mi 3.0 km #11 Forest Route 7N11A
Pioneer, CA
1.8 mi 3.0 km Pioneer, CA
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3.9 mi 6.3 km #12 Grouse Valley Trail
Pioneer, CA
3.9 mi 6.3 km Pioneer, CA
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2.7 mi 4.3 km #13 Forest Service Road 93
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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0.6 mi 1.0 km #14 Lodgepole Trail
Pioneer, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km Pioneer, CA
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #15 FS Road 7N12A
Pioneer, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km Pioneer, CA
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