Bell Meadow TH

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
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Bell Meadow Trailhead

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Trailhead is REACHABLE by wheeled vehicles. Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
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 the permit by visiting the Special Places page of the Stanislaus website, or by calling or visiting a Stanislaus office.
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.  Go to to apply for a FREE permit.
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

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Dispersed Camping


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Interpretive Site Information board at trailhead.
Parking Parking is on native dirt surface.
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7,545 feet