East of Sacramento and south of South Lake Tahoe, the Silver Bear Snowmobile Trails is an extensive 36 mile snowmobile trail network. Depending on snow levels and weather conditions, 20-55 miles of groomed routes in the Silver Bear snowmobile trail system are maintained throughout the winter. The System consists of several out and back and loop trails suitable for day outings. The Silver Bear Snowmobile Trails are acccessed by two snowmobile trailheads.
IRON MOUNTAIN STAGING AREA: Travel east from Jackson on Highway 88 for approximately 40 miles. Turn left on Mormon-Emigrant Trail Road to reach the Iron Mountain Staging area. The parking area is a part of the Sno-Park system and requires a permit. Purchase permit before visit.
BEAR RIVER STAGING AREA: Travel east from Jackson on Highway 88 for approximately 33 miles. The turnoff to the Bear River Resort will be on the right.
Overall, Silver Bear is the 13th most popular snowmobile trail of all 31 snowmobiling rides in California.