“An amazing and well-maintained series of trails around Lake Alpine that make for a scenic ride.”
— Michael Town
Generally open once the snow melts. Call Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company for current conditions (209) 753-2834.
This is a stunningly scenic ride with some of the funnest singletrack in the area. In general, the trails have very low traffic with beautiful views of Bear Valley from the Osborn Crest Trail
and Lake Alpine from the South Emigrant Trail
Start at the intersection of the Bear Valley to Alpine Lake Trail
just southeast of the Silvertip Campground, which is a popular home base for mountain bike adventures for those that like to camp.
Even though this is listed as an easy ride aerobically, it demands solid technical skills. You must be willing to walk your bike through sections that you cannot ride without sliding. Highlights include views of Lake Alpine, and the Carson Wilderness Area. Overall, this is a fun, technically challenging singletrack route that is great for beginners and advanced riders alike.