Horseback riding and packing has a long and well established history in Alpine County, and today equestrian enthusiasts will find ample country for riding and camping. While no formal developed facilities exist, numerous dispersed campgrounds and areas welcome stock users.
With its size, extensive trail network, and stock-friendly trails, the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness is the most popular area of the county for riding. Trailheads at Pacific Valley and Wolf Creek offer large camping sites, while each provides access to the wilderness area's remote lakes, meadows and streams.
We will be hosting our 40th anniversary Death Ride - Tour of the California Alps on Sat. July 17, 2021. The following roads will be closed this day:
Hwy 4 (Ebbetts Pass) from Markleeville to Lake Alpine
Hwy 89 (Monitor Pass) from Markleeville to Hwy 395
Plan your trip accordingly, and enjoy visiting the communities of Markleeville and Lake Alpine/Bear Valley while you wait to proceed to your destination.