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Bear Valley Guide

  • Walking tours (5)
  • Before You Go
  • Travellers' Picks (1)
Woodchuck Basin Trail to  Wheeler Ridge (and Wheeler Lake)
Woodchuck Basin Trail to Wheeler Ridge (and Wheeler Lake)

The Woodchuck Basin Trail takes us into the Mokelumne Wilderness as it travels up to the top of Wheeler Ridge and then down the other side to Wheeler Lake.

The trail is initially fairly steep and...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
High Country Meadows Trail
High Country Meadows Trail

This is a lovely day hike with wildflower viewing in mid to late summer and fall colors in late fall.

Unlike our lower altitude trails in the Camanche-Pardee segment, this trail, at 7200′, is...

Rated 1 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Woodchuck Basin to Wheeler Ridge
Woodchuck Basin to Wheeler Ridge

This easy to moderate hike begins at Woodchuck Basin parking area (elev. ~7800ft.) and climbs ~900ft. to the top of the divide between the Stanislaus and Mokulemne River basins. Total one-way distance...

Mt. Reba Backcountry Ski
Mt. Reba Backcountry Ski

We had a day for backcountry at Bear Valley and decided to go checkout nearby Mt. Reba, a prominent local peak overlooking the Mokelumne River Canyon. We found beautiful slopes of all different...

Union (Utica) Reservoir Cross-County Ski
Union (Utica) Reservoir Cross-County Ski

The Spicer Road Sno-Park is a popular pullout along Hwy 4 just west of Bear Valley (and Lake Alpine). The area is shared by cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, snowshoers, and sledders. There is a...