Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The trail begins 1/4 mile from Highway 4 at the Spicer Reservoir Road parking area. The trail descends gradually approximately 2.5 miles to the Stanislaus River, where it crosses a bridge then ascends quickly out of the canyon. From this point, the trail offers a gentle, level ride to a 3-way intersection, 8 miles from the parking lot. Riders may continue on to Union and Utica Reservoirs, Summit and Elephant Rock Lakes, or the Spicer Reservoir Power House. Very experienced riders may continue on the un-groomed route along Slick Rock Road to access Lake Alpine.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4)
Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
Fees SNO-PARK permits are required Nov 1 to May 31.
Daily permits $5.00; seasonal permits $25.00.
Permits can be obtained online at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov/snoparks and from these local vendors:
Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods, Arnold - (209) 795-1686
Sierra Nevada Adventure Co., Arnold - (209) 795-9310
Bear Valley Cross Country, Bear Valley - (209) 753-2834
Alpine Snowmobile Center, Bear Valley - (209) 753-2323
Open Season: November 1 - May 31
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault toilet

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Toilets Vault toilets
Parking Large parking lot
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