Bear Valley Road

Tahoe National Forest, California

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Bear Valley Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 4,829 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 468 feet.
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Bear Valley Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 4,829 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 468 feet.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Tahoe National Forest
Distance: 0.8
Elevation Gain: 468 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 4,829 feet
Top Elevation: 5,243 feet
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Parks: Tahoe National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 4829/5243 ft
Elevation Start/End: 4829/4829 ft

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"A short walk along the interpretive Sierra Discovery Trail leads to a pretty waterfall and provides a lesson in emigrant history.

Hold out your left hand, palm up, fingers spread. Now picture this: Mount Shasta is at the tip of your thumb. Lassen Peak is at the tip of your index finger. The Sutter Buttes are on your palm. And the major rivers draining the watersheds of the Sierra Nevada into the mighty Sacramento—the Pit, the Feather, the Yuba, the American—flow down the gaps, watering the Great Valley at California’s heart. Talk about falling water …

This image is but one that is described on the interpretive displays at the beginning of the Sierra Discovery Trail. In addition to the hydrology lesson on your fingertips, you can also learn about the Native peoples who hunted and foraged in the High Sierra, the emigrants who made their way through the dangerous mountain gaps (they lowered their wagons 700 feet into the Bear River valley!), the wildlife and plant life that thrives in the woods and meadows, and the hydroelectric power generated by the water that flows out of the high country."

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Jun 2018