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Sat, Aug 03



Bear Trap Cabin Ride

This amazing ADVENTURE explores an OFF-ROAD route that ventures into the High Country to a historic cabin nestled in a mountain meadow.

Bear Trap Cabin Ride
Bear Trap Cabin Ride

Time & Location

Aug 03, 2024, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Jackson, CA-49, Jackson, CA, USA

About the event

Embark on a thrilling motorcycle adventure that transcends the boundaries of dense forests, leading you to the breathtaking alpine meadow known as Bear Trap Basin. As you ride through this pristine landscape, you'll be immersed in the beauty of wildflowers and surrounded by majestic quaking aspen trees. In fact, two of these quaking aspen trees have recently gained recognition from the Calaveras Ranger District as the largest in California, standing as silent sentinels in Bear Trap Basin.

Take a moment to savor the tranquility of Bear Trap Basin as you enjoy your lunch in the midst of this alpine paradise. The historic Bear Trap Cabin, nestled within the basin, adds a touch of nostalgia to your journey. Owned by the forest service and open to the public, this two-story cabin stands as a testament to the area's rich history. Maintained as an emergency refuge, the cabin is stocked with dry food and firewood during winter, providing a potential lifeline in the face of extreme weather conditions. While sparsely furnished, the cabin's stove becomes a crucial source of warmth, offering solace to those who may find themselves stranded during a winter storm.

Bear Trap Basin and its surroundings are renowned for their extreme winters and record-setting snow depths. Nearby Tamarack boasts an impressive snowfall legacy, holding the record for the greatest snow depth ever measured in North America. The U.S. snowfall record for one month stands at a staggering 390 inches (32.5 feet), recorded in January 1911. Tamarack also claims the U.S. seasonal snow depth record of 454 inches (37.8 feet) recorded in March 1911. To top it off, the Sierra Nevada witnessed an extraordinary snowfall during one season, with Tamarack, California, recording a staggering 884 inches (73.7 feet) in the winter of 1906-07.

      * Adventure leaves at 9:00am 

  • We will meet in the parking lot of 555 CA49 in Jackson and depart from there. Lunch and refreshments will be provided at our break, please bring any other refreshments or specific snacks you require.

     * Arrive in the morning with a full tank of GAS, fuel stop approximately 120 miles

  • All riders must possess a valid drivers license with motorcycle endorsement, valid registration and current proof of insurance. All participants must wear all required safety gear including helmet.


  • Bear Trap Cabin Ride




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