Our area is filled with endless beautiful hiking trails, as close as our backyard (literally!). You can walk right out our back patio doors and into National Forest - trails include the popular Arnold Rim Trail. Within a short drive of the Inn, you can set off on various trails that wind through the Stanislaus National Forest, Calaveras Big Trees State Park is just three miles up Highway 4 and offers hiking among two groves of giant sequoia. The North Grove features a gentle, 1.5 mile self-guided trail. The larger South Grove offers 3.5 mile and 5 miles hikes through an expansive forest of ancient sequoia. The area was discovered in 1852 by hunter A.T. Dowd, and has been a popular tourist attraction ever since.
You only need one bit of advice on fishing in the region: Call Bill Reynolds at Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods! You will love this guy, and he knows EVERYTHING about fishing - where to go, when to go, what to use... He maintains an up-to-date fishing report, at the store, and online at this website. There are dozens of lakes, rivers, resevoirs, and fishing holes in the area.
California Cavern Tours
Our region has an extensive and fascinating system of caverns. You can walk, raft, or rappel your way through these amazing natural wonders that were first explored thousands of years ago by Native Americans. Recently a quarter-mile aerial adventure has been added to Moaning Cavern. Find out more.
Gold Country Bike Tours
Discover the beauty and history of our region on guided bicycle tours that include a support van to carry your provisions and purchases, if you just happen upon a shop that interests you.
O.A.R.S River Rafting
Extraordinary adventures (and a lot of wet fun) await you when you participate in a local O.A.R.S. expedition.
Sierra Nevada Adventure Company
Whatever you need for outdoor recreation, S.N.A.C. in Arnold has it: clothing, equipment, and most importantly -- expert advice.
Visit Go Calaveras for more fun things to do while visiting with us!