The Vision: The original master plan for Grizzly Ranch included construction of a network of trails to connect activity centers within the development. This allows homeowners to move from one point to another using a combination of trails and roadways. The trails also connect Grizzly Ranch to adjacent public lands where a more extensive ridge trail can be accessed by homeowners.
A trail map was prepared in 2008 which includes over 5 miles of completed trails and several additional miles of planned trails. Trails on surrounding public lands can now be accessed from Grizzly Ranch via the Mapes Canyon and Crocker Ridge trails. Contact Donna Lindquist for copies of the trail maps or click the links below to download Trail Maps and Brochures.
Look closely as you trek on this gentle 1 mile loop trail that leads to Big Grizzly Creek. You’ll notice remnants of the past: the trail follows an old railroad grade, passes by a variety of geologic strata, and meanders to the rhythm of the timeless flow of Big Grizzly Creek. Enjoy the serenity of the Creek as it flows by, bring your fishing pole to try your luck at catching a rainbow or brown trout (catch and release please), take a picnic and sit at one of the creekside tables to enjoy your meal, or bring a book and sit at one of the Adirondack style chairs situated in prime view spots. If you want a quick walk to enjoy spectacular views, take the southern segment of Big Grizzly Creek trail. Click the links below to download the maps.
Connect to the core features and facilities of Grizzly Ranch on this 3/4 mile trail that links together the Beckwourth Crossing Trail with the Village Run and Bathtub Springs trails. You will meander through gently sloping terrain of pine, cedar, fir, and open meadows. Enjoy a fireside chat at the fire pit or wander along the golf course and Norris Creek to grab a bite at the Lake House—either at the bar or restaurant, or onto the stocked fishing pond located next to the Lake House. The trail runs close to the village area providing easy access to the Outpost with exercise facilities and the Pro Shop to sign up for a round of golf.
Wander under the pines and cedars on this shady 1.5 mile moderate hike that connects Bucks Pass to lower Spring Meadow Drive. It also connects to either Crocker Ridge or Eastside Connector trails for a longer scenic hike. Be sure to check out the stunning mountain views, Sierra Valley and the golf course below.
Nicknamed “Cardiac Ridge Trail,” this trail provides a strenuous 2.3 mile ascent through pine forests and rocky talus slopes to Sally Peak and the high ridge landscape above Grizzly Ranch. As you work your way along the path up over 1,200 vertical feet of switchbacks, take time to appreciate the stunning 360 degree vistas, the lush meadows and hillsides dotted with colorful vegetation, and the mixed conifer forest, each with its own unique vegetation and combination of wildflowers. You’ll be rewarded along the trail and at the top with spectacular views of the Sierra Valley, prominent mountain peaks and of Grizzly Ranch below. The good news is on your return it’s all downhill.