Spicer SNO-PARK features snowmoblie trails to Union and Utica Reservoirs, Summit and Elephant Rock Lakes, and the Spicer Reservoir Power House. Very experienced riders may continue on the un-groomed route along Slick Rock Road to access Lake Alpine.
You can pick up a Over Snow Vehicle Use Map at the Calaveras Ranger Station. Or you can dowload a Geotagged PDF Over Snow Vehicle Use Map here.
The sno-park is also open to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow play.
Check the current snow depth here: Snow Depth Map
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Calaveras Ranger District (HWY 4) Check the current snow depth here: Snow Depth Map|
|Area Amenities:||Toilets, Parking|
|Fees:||SNO-PARK permits are required Nov 1 to May 31. Daily permits $15.00; seasonal permits $40.00. 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 Camp Connell Store, Camp Connell - (209) 795-1121 Bear Valley Adventure Company, Bear Valley - (209) 753-2834|
|Open Season:||November 1 - May 31|
The staging area is 1/4 mile from Highway 4 on Spicer Reservoir Road.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
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.
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|
|Parking:||Large parking lot|