Area Status: Not Cleared
  
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Bell Meadow Trailhead

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is REACHABLE by wheeled vehicles. 
Reservations: No reservation is required to use this trailhead. The trail leads directly into a Wilderness Area where a FREE wilderness permit is REQUIRED anytime a person or group travels OVERNIGHT. For overnight wilderness trips on the Stanislaus (into the Emigrant, Carson-Iceberg, or Mokelumne Wilderness), visitors must obtain a permit from the Summit Ranger Station (in person during office hours or self issue after hours).
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Parking
Fees: No fee for a Wilderness Permit
Permit Info: A Wilderness permit is required for overnight camping within the Wilderness.  
Open Season: May - December
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Read your Wilderness Permit for regulations.
Water: No Water
Restroom: No Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Day Hiking

Backpacking

Horse Camping

Horse Riding

Amenities

Interpretive Site: Information board at trailhead.
Parking: Parking is on native dirt surface.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.168228

  Longitude : 
-119.943020

  Elevation : 
7,545 feet