Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Grover Hot Springs State Park, Angels Camp, California USA

Two trail paths:Transition trail, Burnside Lake
Transition Trail:
0.5 mile/0.8 km loop
Burnside Lake:
4 miles/6.4 km one way
Elevation gain of Burnside Lake:
2400 feet/731 meters
Bear Valley is a ski area located near Angels Camp, on highway 4, between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, approximately 3 hours southeast of Sacramento, California, USA.

Near Bear Valley lies Ebbetts Pass, which is perfect for hiking. Day hikes can vary from unstrained quarter mile hikes to full day excursions on strenuous mountain peaks. One of the best hikes is at Grover Hot Springs State Park. The Park has two trail paths.

The first one is Transition Trail, which is a 0.5 mi/0.8 km loop with no elevation changes. It is a kind of easy nature hike, that makes a loop in Grover Hot Springs State Park. The second trail is Burnside Lake, which is a 4 mi/6.4 km, one way, steep mountain trail with 2400 ft/731 m elevation going up.

There is some uphill hiking involved on the Burnside Lake trek. It begins at the state park and then goes through a pine forest straight to Alpine Lake. It is a beautiful path with magnificent vistas.

How to Get to Destination

164 miles/263.93 km, 3 hours 5 minutes
Follow I-880S to San Jose. Take the exit 31 for I-238 to I-580/Stockton/Fresno. Follow the signs for I-238/I-880/Castro Valley/Stockton Fresno and enter I-238 S. Enter I-580E. Go straight for I-205E. Enter I-5N. Take the exit California 4E to Downtown Stockton. Enter CA-4 E. Enter CA-4 E/CA-99 S. Take the exit 252B to enter CA-4 E to Farmington Rd. Turn right to CA-4 E/Farmington Rd. Go to CA-4 Bypass E/Angels Camp Bypass. Head straight for CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Central Valley
89.6 miles/144.2 km, 2 hours 4 minutes
Follow CA-108 E/E F St. Continue to follow CA-108E. Enter CA-49 N/W Stockton St. Turn left on CA-49 N/Golden Chain Highway N/S Washington St. Make an open right turn to Parrots Ferry Rd. Head straight to Parrots Ferry Rd. Turn right to CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
125 miles/201.17km, 2 hours 41 minutes
Follow CA-99S. Take exit 273 to Liberty Rd. Turn left on Liberty Rd. Turn right to CA-88W. Turn left to CA-12E. Continue to CA-49 S/Golden Chain Highway S/W St Charles St. Turn left to CA-4 Bypass E/Angels Camp Bypass. Continue straight to CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
Columbia Airport,
50.6 miles/81.433 km

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