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For a printed version, visit one of the following locations:
* Angels Camp: Calaveras County Visitors Bureau

* Hathaway Pines: Calaveras Ranger District Office

* Arnold: Sierra Nevada Adventure Company, Sierra Nevada Logging Museum,   Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center




Current access points to the Arnold Rim Trail are from the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum, Valley View Road, and Avery Sheep Ranch Road.


The northern terminus of the Arnold Rim Trail is at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum in the community of White Pines. From the museum's parking lot, look for the start of the trail across the adjacent gravel road. The first mile is paved and gently graded for wheelchair accessibility.

        * Directions: From eastbound Highway 4 in Arnold, veer left onto Blagen Road just past the Chevron gas station. Follow Blagen Road for approximately one mile through the community of White Pines. Turn left on Dunbar Road, following signs for Hazel Fisher School and Logging Museum. Just past White Pines Lake, turn right at the giant pencil that marks the Logging Museum entrance. Please respect the signs demarcating parking spaces reserved for the Museum.

        * Special Note for Equestrians: The paved portion and roughly the next mile  (which includes an easement across private propoerty) are closed to horses. Instead, follow the "Equestrian Bypass" that will connect with the main trunk of the Arnold Rim Trail after crossing San Antonio Creek. To get to the start of the Bypass, turn right on Forest Road 5N56 just past the Logging Museum. At the first road intersection, turn left to stay on Forest Road 5N56. Stay on 5N56 for approximately another mile. After keeping right at the next junction (with a private road), look for a small turnout on the left and an Arnold Rim Trail signpost. This turnout is not conducive to most horse-trailer parking. The easiest parking for trailers is near the Courtright-Emerson Ball Field on the north end of White Pines Lake. However, no signed route currently exists to direct you from the Ball Field to the Bypass. You will need to navigate your own way to the Logging Museum and then follow the above directions along the forest road to the start of the Bypass. Refer to the map at the top of this page for a visual aid.

The access off this road provides
the shortest route to destinations like Cougar Rock and Top of the World. The dirt portion of Valley View Road can be slick with mud after rains or snows. Beyond the first half-mile of dirt on the northern stretch, this county road also has a tendency to become deeply rutted and nearly impassable to low clearance vehciles.

        * Directions: From eastbound Highway 4 in Arnold, turn left on Lakemont Drive. Veer left at the first junction onto Valley View Drive. Follow Valley View Drive for one mile through the residential area (please respect the 25 mph speed limit). Once the road turns to dirt, follow for another 0.5 mile. The parking area will be on your right and is currently noted with a non-descript parking symbol on a bulletin board. The "P9" access trail that joins to the Arnold Rim Trail is in the southwest portion of this large turnout.

AVERY SHEEP RANCH ROAD:  In Avery, from Eastbound Highway 4, turn left onto Avery Sheep Ranch road.  Trail head is approximately 1.5 miles on your right.



  1. Please respect private property rights of any adjacent homes near the trail so that the ART remains a "good neighbor trail"
  2. Stay safe- hike with a friend!
  3. Please no smoking or campfires- we live in a high fire hazard area.
  4. Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.
  5. Share the trail- horses, bicycles and hikers are all welcome- we all need to get along. Remember, horses have the right of way for the safety of everyone. When you meet horseback riders, stand quietly on the side of the trail and let them pass. If you are on a bicycle, it is best to dismount and stand quietly as they pass by. Remember to say "howdy"!
  6. Are Dogs allowed on the Trail?

    Dogs on the ART are under the same Calaveras Coumty Statute as anywhere else in the County.  Dogs are to be on a leash, or under the immediate voice command of owner.  We would emphasize that voice command means voice command!  You know your dog, and if he or she is inclined to chase bicycles or horses in spite of your voice commands, we humbly ask that you leash your pup.  We celebrate the fact that we have equestrians, cyclists and hikers sharing the trail harmoniously. Thanks for your understanding.



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