Ebbetts Pass

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Place Category: Trailheads and Scenic VistasPlace Tags: BestWildflowerHikes, Biking&Cycling, EasternSierra, Forest, Hiking&Backpacking, HistoricSites, SouthernSierra, and TrailRunning

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    A California Historical Landmark, Ebbetts Pass (el. 8,736 ft or 2,663 m) is a high mountain pass through the Sierra Nevada range in Alpine County, California. The Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile (4,260 km) long National Scenic Trail crosses State Route 4 at Ebbetts Pass.

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    Ebbetts Pass | Photo credit Tom Hilton via Flickr / Licensed under CC by 2.0

    • Ebbetts Pass – Pacific Crest Trail North to:
      • Raymond Canyon  8 miles
      • Blue Lakes Road  17.25 miles
      • Carson Pass  28 miles


    • Ebbetts Pass – Pacific Crest Trail South to:
      • Noble Lake 3.5 miles
      • Asa Lake  6.5 miles
      • Boulder Creek  16.7 miles
      • Sonora Pass  29.5 miles

    Explore Nearby

    • Calaveras Big Trees State Park preserves a grove of giant sequoias, including the “Discovery Tree”, also known as the “Big Stump”, the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction since 1931, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California.
    • Located on Highway 4 in the Central Sierra Nevada, Bear Valley Mountain Resort is a family-friendly resort that accommodates skiers and riders of all levels and abilities.
    • Located on the east side of the Sierra, Grover Hot Springs State Park has a pool complex with a hot pool and a swimming pool hot springs, a campground, picnic area and hiking trails.
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