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 it’s 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.
Experienced riders will also find great riding in the Mokelumne Wilderness, accessible from both Carson Pass on Highway 88 and Ebbetts Pass on Highway 4, while numerous trails and roads off both highways lead to various alpine lakes.