Backpacking / Trekking in Arnold Rim Trail, Angels Camp, California USA

10.5 miles/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 backpacking. Day rides can vary from unstrained, quarter mile rides to full day excursions on strenuous mountain peaks. One of the best rides is at the Arnold Rim Trail. It is a 10.5 mi/16.9 km, one way trail. It has elevation changes of several hundred feet.

The trail runs at the moment from White Pines Lake, west of Sheep Ranch Road, near Avery. You can also walk out of the trail as far as you want and then head back. The Arnold Rim Trail follows San Antonio Creek, intersected on the north side to the south, approximately 2.5 mi/4 km south of White Pines Lake.

You can camp around the lake or near the trail. While walking the path, you can enjoy the landscapes of Cougar Rock, San Antonio Falls and Penny Pines. Arnold Rim Trail Association has many volunteers and with the collaboration of other community volunteers created the trail. The entire trail is marked.