Big Trees State Park   About 10 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. Big Trees State Park Address: 1170 CA-4, Arnold, CA 95223  Arnold’s biggest claim to fame is Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Established in 1931 to preserve a stunning stand of giant sequoias, this park offers many meandering trails through the magnificent sequoias.

Big Trees State Park

About 10 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. Big Trees State Park Address: 1170 CA-4, Arnold, CA 95223

Arnold’s biggest claim to fame is Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Established in 1931 to preserve a stunning stand of giant sequoias, this park offers many meandering trails through the magnificent sequoias.

Pinecone Hollow’s Immediate Area    Part 1: Access to Rim Trail:  Access to the The Rim Trail is right up the street from Pinecone Hollow. Literally go right out of our driveway and walk to the top of the road (about 3 minutes). Thereat, look for the forestry road and enter.  See part 2…

Pinecone Hollow’s Immediate Area

Part 1: Access to Rim Trail: Access to the The Rim Trail is right up the street from Pinecone Hollow. Literally go right out of our driveway and walk to the top of the road (about 3 minutes). Thereat, look for the forestry road and enter.

See part 2…

To ART or To Cedar Ctr    Part 2:  As you walk in a little ways from the gated entrance you will see two Forestry Direction Posts. If you go to the right “To Cedar Ctr” you will be walking toward Cedar Center where all that is happening in Arnold takes place (festivals, concerts, restaurants, shops etc). The walk from this marker to town takes about 10 or so minutes.  However, if you go left “To ART” you will start a journey of many miles of trails. It is best to use a  Trail App  on your phone if you choose this direction.

To ART or To Cedar Ctr

Part 2: As you walk in a little ways from the gated entrance you will see two Forestry Direction Posts. If you go to the right “To Cedar Ctr” you will be walking toward Cedar Center where all that is happening in Arnold takes place (festivals, concerts, restaurants, shops etc). The walk from this marker to town takes about 10 or so minutes.

However, if you go left “To ART” you will start a journey of many miles of trails. It is best to use a Trail App on your phone if you choose this direction.

Cougar Rock:   Access to Arnold's famous Cougar Rock trail entrance is not far from Pinecone Hollow in what is called by locals as Penny Pines. Drive about 2 minutes to the cross roads of Fairway Dr. & Nugget Ct.  Overview directions from Pinecone Hollow to Penny Pines:  Out of our drive way go left…then right at Silver/Crystal…then left on Fairway and stay on Fairway till you see Nugget Ct. Thereat, look for the Foresty Road entrance on Fairway’s side of the road and park there. Though the entire walk to Cougar Rock is forestry road it can be challenging at times depending on the season so bring plenty of water & snacks for the hike. My favorite place in all of Arnold is to perch myself at the top of Cougar Rock on a clear day (under 3-miles round trip).   See video view from Cougar Rock

Cougar Rock:

Access to Arnold's famous Cougar Rock trail entrance is not far from Pinecone Hollow in what is called by locals as Penny Pines. Drive about 2 minutes to the cross roads of Fairway Dr. & Nugget Ct.

Overview directions from Pinecone Hollow to Penny Pines:

Out of our drive way go left…then right at Silver/Crystal…then left on Fairway and stay on Fairway till you see Nugget Ct. Thereat, look for the Foresty Road entrance on Fairway’s side of the road and park there. Though the entire walk to Cougar Rock is forestry road it can be challenging at times depending on the season so bring plenty of water & snacks for the hike. My favorite place in all of Arnold is to perch myself at the top of Cougar Rock on a clear day (under 3-miles round trip).

See video view from Cougar Rock

White Pines Lake:   About 8 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. A public beautiful lake with beaches, picnic tables, disc golf course, BBQ equipment and children's playground. A locals favorite, White Pines Lake is situated along the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway. It’s a small, picturesque lake at the end of Blagen Rd in White Pines, Ca. The lake is only about 6 or 7 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. This lake can be the center of your entire day, when combined with fishing or swimming, kayaking or paddle-boarding, disc golf and a hike along the Arnold Rim Trail or visit to the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum.

White Pines Lake:

About 8 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. A public beautiful lake with beaches, picnic tables, disc golf course, BBQ equipment and children's playground. A locals favorite, White Pines Lake is situated along the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway. It’s a small, picturesque lake at the end of Blagen Rd in White Pines, Ca. The lake is only about 6 or 7 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. This lake can be the center of your entire day, when combined with fishing or swimming, kayaking or paddle-boarding, disc golf and a hike along the Arnold Rim Trail or visit to the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum.

Bear Valley Ski Resort:   About 44 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. The Ski Resort’s address is: 2280 state Rte 207, Bear Valley, CA

Bear Valley Ski Resort:

About 44 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. The Ski Resort’s address is: 2280 state Rte 207, Bear Valley, CA

Mosquito Lake:   About 50 minutes from Pinecone Hollow just past Lake Alpine..

Mosquito Lake:

About 50 minutes from Pinecone Hollow just past Lake Alpine..

Big Trees Fitness Pool:   About 4 minutes from Pinecone Hollow and located in our very own Meadowmont Subdivision  Address:   2116 CA Highway 4, Arnold

Big Trees Fitness Pool:

About 4 minutes from Pinecone Hollow and located in our very own Meadowmont Subdivision

Address: 2116 CA Highway 4, Arnold

Sierra Nevada Logging Museum:   About 5 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. Sierra Nevada Logging Museum sits directly next to the lake by Hazel Fischer Elementary School. The museum’s address: 2148 Dunbar Rd, Arnold

Sierra Nevada Logging Museum:

About 5 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. Sierra Nevada Logging Museum sits directly next to the lake by Hazel Fischer Elementary School. The museum’s address: 2148 Dunbar Rd, Arnold

Dorrington’s Stanislaus River access point:   About 38 minutes from Pinecone Hollow is Boards Crossing Stanislaus River. At the bridge area, there are picnic tables.

Dorrington’s Stanislaus River access point:

About 38 minutes from Pinecone Hollow is Boards Crossing Stanislaus River. At the bridge area, there are picnic tables.

Spicer Reservoir:   Spicer Reservoir is located off of CA-4 about 53 minutes up the hill from Pinecone Hollow. Other nearby lakes you will see signs for are both Union & Utica Lakes. If you are looking for some real peace and quiet both Union & Utica are very relaxing.

Spicer Reservoir:

Spicer Reservoir is located off of CA-4 about 53 minutes up the hill from Pinecone Hollow. Other nearby lakes you will see signs for are both Union & Utica Lakes. If you are looking for some real peace and quiet both Union & Utica are very relaxing.

Lake Alpine & Inspiration Point   About 44 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. Lake Alpine Resort rents fishing boats, small motor boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, enjoy fishing and has an onsite restaurant and bar, serving beer and wine. On warm days, enjoy your eats and beverage on the deck overlooking beautiful Lake Alpine. You can hike to Duck Lake from Lake Alpine by going to the far side of the lake. Look for trail signs.

Lake Alpine & Inspiration Point

About 44 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. Lake Alpine Resort rents fishing boats, small motor boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, enjoy fishing and has an onsite restaurant and bar, serving beer and wine. On warm days, enjoy your eats and beverage on the deck overlooking beautiful Lake Alpine. You can hike to Duck Lake from Lake Alpine by going to the far side of the lake. Look for trail signs.

Wine Tasting & Main Street in Murphys   About 18 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. At the heart of Calaveras County’s wine country is an old-school Main Street with a new-world vibe. Unique to any other wine region, Murphys is a wine-lover’s dream with more than twenty tasting rooms and many excellent restaurants in an historic downtown. Picturesque vineyards and destination wineries are nestled throughout the Murphys area.

Wine Tasting & Main Street in Murphys

About 18 minutes from Pinecone Hollow. At the heart of Calaveras County’s wine country is an old-school Main Street with a new-world vibe. Unique to any other wine region, Murphys is a wine-lover’s dream with more than twenty tasting rooms and many excellent restaurants in an historic downtown. Picturesque vineyards and destination wineries are nestled throughout the Murphys area.

Tasting room on Main Street Murphys

Tasting room on Main Street Murphys

Concert Venues:

Park at Cedar Center - Arnold   (Local Musicians)  Address: Cedar Center Shopping Center in Arnold

Park at Cedar Center - Arnold

(Local Musicians)

Address: Cedar Center Shopping Center in Arnold

Caverns:

Ironstone Amphitheatre   (Nationally Known Artists)  Address: 1894 6 Mile Rd, Murphys

Ironstone Amphitheatre

(Nationally Known Artists)

Address: 1894 6 Mile Rd, Murphys

 
Mercer Caverns   1665 Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys, CA 95247

Mercer Caverns

1665 Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys, CA 95247

Moaning Caverns   Address: 5350 Moaning Cave Rd, Vallecito, CA 95251

Moaning Caverns

Address: 5350 Moaning Cave Rd, Vallecito, CA 95251

Moaning Caverns - Zip Line - Length: 1,500 Feet of Fun

Moaning Caverns - Zip Line - Length: 1,500 Feet of Fun

Golf: 

Sequoia Woods Country Club   Phone: 209-795-1000  Address: 1000 Cypress Point Dr, Arnold

Sequoia Woods Country Club

Phone: 209-795-1000

Address: 1000 Cypress Point Dr, Arnold

Forest Meadows Golf Course   Phone: 209-728-343  Address: 633 Forest Meadows Dr, Murphys

Forest Meadows Golf Course

Phone: 209-728-343

Address: 633 Forest Meadows Dr, Murphys

Greenhorn Golf Course   Phone: 888-736-5900  711 McCauley Ranch Rd, Angels Camp

Greenhorn Golf Course

Phone: 888-736-5900

711 McCauley Ranch Rd, Angels Camp