Summer Adventures in Bear Valley

Ah, the late summer months in Bear Valley.
The weather is cool, the lakes are refreshing, and the flowers are in full bloom. If you are an adventure seeker at heart, this is the place for you!

The natural surroundings offer some of the greatest summer adventures:


If you are ready to cast out your line, you’re in luck! Ebbetts Pass [Highway 4] offers dozens of lakes, rivers and mountain streams. From White Pines in Arnold, CA to Mosquito Lake located just ten miles from Bear Valley.

Rock Climbing and Mountaineering

Bear Valley is, ‘the perfect location for family fun adventures to those who want to become better climbers.  Bear Valley Rock Climbing is the place for organized groups to experience and learn, with easy access to excellent Sierra rock climbing areas and ample campsites and lodges available and all without the summer crowds in Yosemite or Tahoe.’ – California Rock Guides


Find yourself among the serene and secluded hikes that Bear Valley and the surrounding area has to offer. Some local favorites for half-day hikes include Bloods Ridge and Inspiration Point.

Mountain Biking

For the explorers on two wheels, there are a plenty of trails to discover.


Looking for rentals or more adventure advice?
Bear Valley Adventure Company is your premier destination for a bike, flatwater kayak & stand-up paddleboard rentals.

By now, you’ve probably worked up an appetite. Here are a few places to relax, drink, and eat in the Bear Valley area!

Dining at Bear Valley

Sky High Pizza & Pub – a relaxed atmosphere for dinner

Creekside Dining – is a more fine dining experience. Now serving breakfast Sunday morning!

General Store – stop by for a deli sandwich and all your [bear] necessities. 

Smokin’ Barrel Cafe – for breakfast, lunch, or an iced coffee


or, Check out our friendly neighbors Lake Alpine Lodge. Enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner overlooking the pristine Lake Alpine. 

After a long, joyous day of adventure Bear Valley Resort offers a variety of LODGING options:


Camping with a glimpse of glam. Our Glamping tents are equipped with a queen-size bed, a cozy wood-burning fireplace, and a private balcony overlooking the breathtaking Mokelmne Canyon scenic vista.

Bear Valley Lodge

For a more traditional stay check out the Bear Valley Lodge, with a rustic and cozy atmosphere.

Looking to pitch your tent or park your RV here are a few campgrounds in the area!


For music enthusiasts

Don’t miss out on the annual Bear Valley Music FestivalJuly 19th – August 4th

Join us for some rock & roll and GIVE AWAYS at the Ironstone Concert Seires – located in the beauiful Murphys, CA [only 45 mins away] ! 


Enjoy your Bear Valley summer 🔆