May the Forest Be With You

Local favorites for half-day hikes include Bloods Ridge and Inspiration Point. Full-day adventures can be found at Wheeler Lake and Bull Run Lake. Also in the area are the world famous Sequoia trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park, and the serene forests of the Arnold Rim Trail. From those looking for a leisurely day hike to those looking for backpacking adventures, the Bear Valley area has terrain to challenge and excite.