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Emigrant Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

A fun trail for beginners to hone their technical skills along the south side of Lake Alpine.


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2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

Singletrack

7,540' 2,298 m

High

7,219' 2,200 m

Low

254' 77 m

Up

388' 118 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Generally open once the snow melts. Call Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company for current conditions (209) 753-2834

Description

This trail is part of the historic Emigrant Trail. This portion starts from the Silver Valley campground at the east end of Lake Alpine and travels west up and over the Osborn Ridge area back down to the Bear Valley to Alpine Lake Trail. This is a great trail for beginner riders to hone their technical skills.

It is estimated that at least half a million travelers trekked across these trails between 1843 and 1869, and even with the growing competition from transcontinental railroads, some use continued into the turn of the twentieth-century.

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Michael Town

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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in Bear Valley

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  3.5 from 2 votes
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Nasty little hike-a-bike rock garden heading toward the dam on Lake Alpine. The view of the lake here makes it all worth it.
Jul 27, 2016 near South L…, CA
S/E shoreline of Lake Alpine, Bear Valley, Ca
Jul 27, 2016 near South L…, CA
Cross the creek here if you can instead of going to bridge.  Love the fall colors!!
Oct 16, 2016 near Pioneer, CA
Next storm brewing.
Oct 16, 2016 near South L…, CA
Trail Marker Along Bear Valley to Lake Alpine Trail
Jun 20, 2018 near Pioneer, CA

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Oct 13, 2019
Mike Hopper