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Bear Valley Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 6,600 Feet (2057.4 Meters)
Length, Round Trip: 18 Miles (30.0 Kilometers)
USGS Maps: Loyalton SW & Sierraville SE

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General Description

Bear Valley Trail is a difficult 18 mile loop around the Bear Valley area at an elevation of 6,600 feet. Travel time is about 6 hours of four-wheeling.

Directions from Sierraville: Travel east on County Route #650 for approximately 7 miles. The trail begins off of Bear Valley Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Spring through Fall (NOTE: may be accessible year round, depending upon conditions.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Bear Valley Trail
ICON Specialized Landcraft (OHV's) This is a designated OHV trail. Travel time is about 6 hours.

Related Activities
Bear Valley Campground - Bear Valley Campground is located east of Sierraville at an elevation of 6,700 feet. This campground has 10 sites with space for small trailers. Potable water is available and toilets are available on site.

Bear Valley Creek - Bear Valley Creek is located approximately 8 miles east of Sierraville. This creek has a self sustaining population of brown trout.

More Information

Visitor Information:

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543


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