Silver Valley Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Silver Valley Trailhead accesses the Highland Creek Trail (20E04), the Emigrant Trail (19E01), Duck Lake, and Rock Lake.

Lat/Long: 38.480782, -119.985877
Elevation: 7300 feet

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Permit Info: A wilderness permit is required for overnight visits to the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Bear Valley to the west, Markeeville to the east.
Water: Potable water available at Lake Alpine Recreation Area in summer season.
Restroom: At Silver Valley Campground in summer season.
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From Highway 4 at Lake Alpine, take the Lake Alpine East Shore road and follow it to the end, just before the Silver Valley Campground entrance. Turn around and park along the right side of the road. The turnoff from Highway 4 is 34 miles east of the Calaveras Ranger Station in Hathaway Pines, California.

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