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Hiking & Walking: California > Stanislaus National Forest > Calaveras Ranger District

Quick Facts

Emigrant-West Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 7,300 Feet (2275.6 Meters)
Length: 1.3 Miles (2.17 Kilometers)
USGS Map: Tamarack

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General Description

Emigrant-West Trail, located on a portion of the historical pioneer route, offering an easy one-third mile hike. The trailhead is on Highway 4 at a parking area half a mile past Bear Valley. The trailhead is not well marked at this time.

Directions from Highway 4: Travel one-half mile past Bear Valley to the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Early June through Early November .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Emigrant-West Trail
ICON Viewing Historic Sites Historical Pioneer Route
ICON Viewing Scenery Calaveras Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Calaveras Ranger District

Related Activities
Osborne Trail - Osborne Trail, located a quarter mile east of Silvertip Campground, offering an easy 1.8-mile hike.

Silvertip Campground - Silvertip Campground sits in a mature conifer forest at 7,300 feet, 2/3 of a mile west of Lake Alpine, on Highway 4. It has twenty-three campsites available.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Calaveras Ranger District, P.O. Box 500, (Highway 4) , Hathaway Pines, CA, 95233, Phone: 209-795-1381, Fax: 209-795-6849, TTY: 209-795-2854


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