Lounging at the Lake
None of us would be here without Lake Alpine! The beaches are sunny and the waves are peaceful. We rent most watercraft (that stay under 10 mph) or you can bring your own and launch it for free. Early morning paddleboarding trips are almost guaranteed legendary conditions. By July the water is warm enough for comfortable dips and swimming. Dog friendly all around
Lake Alpine has been a fishing destination for generations. The lake is stocked multiple times through the summer with rainbow trout, including during Kids Fishing Day in early July for everyone to watch! Fishing licenses must be bought online, we carry everything else you’ll need in the store.
Hiking and Mountain Biking
Loads of trekking and single tracks in the surrounding area. The PCT passes nearby, and the Tahoe to Yosemite route passes right behind the cabins. Call for details on using us as a resupply.
Visit our Hiking by Henry page for more details on day treks.
Highway 4 is the least used pass over the Sierras, and the climbing tends to reflect that . The established climbing in the immediate area is sparse, mostly due to the vicinity to of globally celebrated cliffs. But this isn't to say we don't have it. Climbing in the immediate area ranges is mostly beginner-intermediate granite. There’s a handful of locals working on developing the areas immediately near us. Give us a call and ask for Abbott, or reach out to our friends at California Rock Guides for more info. (Pictured: Calaveras Dome, credit M. Arechiga)