Bear Valley Road Trail

Total Miles
14.6

Elevation

414.54 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Easy dirt trail with connections to the Berryessa Snow Mountain Monument area Trails with wildflower sights in Spring and the main road to The Wilbur Hot Springs. Beautiful scenery of the Bear Valley in Lake and Colusa Counties in Spring with Bear Creek passing next to the trail. Near the end of the trail, you will find the beautiful Bear Valley Wildflower Access at Keegan's ranch. The majority of the trail passes right next to private lands and wildlife easements.

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Bear Valley Road Trail
Bear Valley Road Trail
Bear Valley Road Trail

Difficulty

No limitations on the trail except some dirt patches that can be slippery when it rains. Dirt patches are close to adjacent hills that have signs of erosion but won't be a problem for any vehicle. Trail passes next to Bear Valley Creek in major rain event this creek might overflow affecting this trail. Any vehicle can go to the trail as its a dirt and gravel road through Bear Valley, Colusa/Lake counties, CA.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Kyle Ronsko
May 22, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Christopher Fields
Apr 20, 2024
Dirt Bike
Open
Normal
Rough/Deteriorated
The initial part of Bear Valley road (at Hwy 20) is gravel and is in relatively good condition. Once the road starts to get level with the creek, the road gets more rutted and is littered with pot holes. There are some sections where there are washboarding, but it’s not too bad. The valley portion of the road is gravely and dirt, but kind of in ok condition. If you take a truck or ride a dirt/dual/ADV bike you’ll be fine (probably have fun like I did lol!). I would not recommend taking a car with low clearance on this road. Parts of the road between the first bridge crossing and the valley are only big enough to fit one vehicle.
Brent K
Apr 04, 2024
2023 Ford Bronco
Open
Muddy/Wet
Tyler Littlefield
Mar 02, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice

Access Description

California Highway 20 from Colusa or Clearlake once you see the CAL Fire Wilbur Springs look for the sign that says "Bear Valley Road". There is a staging area just before the road/trail begins.

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