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Mountain Biking in Ebbetts Pass, Angels Camp, California USA

Trail:
10.5 mi/16.9 km
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 mountain biking. Generally in Alpine and Calaveras counties you can find great places for mountain biking. The higher you get, the steeper and wilder the routes become.

A popular mountain biking route is Arnold Rim Trail, a 10.5 mi/16.9 km trail, which starts at White Pines Lake, west to Sheep Ranch Road, near Avery.

It makes a great ride for bikers and follows San Antonio Creek, crossing from the north side to the south, about 2.5 mi/4 km south of White Pines Lake. Another one is Union Reservoir Loop, a 7 mi/11.3 km loop trail and gravel road. It is a rolling terrain with several hundred feet elevation changes. Bear Valley to Lake Alpine via the Emigrant Trail is another one.

It is a 3.4 mi/5.5 km, one way trail that runs from Bear Valley to Lake Alpine. Cape Horn to Lake Alpine is another trail, which is a 2 mi/3.2 km, single track, starting from the Cape Horn turnout, on Highway 4, down to Lake Alpine. Its rates are close to Black Diamond.

One last trail is Grover Hot Springs to Hawkins Peak, an extreme 7 mi/11.3 km, one way trail from the state park to the summit of 10000 ft/3048 m. The beginning of the trail is at 5800 ft/1768 m. This ride will challenge even the most experienced and best fitted riders.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Bay Area
164 mi / 264 km, 3 hrs 5 mins
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 mi / 144.2 km, 2 hrs 4 mins
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 mi / 201.2 km, 2 hrs 41 mins
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.
BY AIR
Columbia Airport,
50.6 mi / 81.4 km
BY TRAIN

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