The Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway is one of the most scenic drives across California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Anchored at either end by two State Parks – Calaveras Big Trees and Grover Hot Springs – and passing through the Stanislaus and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests, visitors have the opportunity to witness and explore this rugged landscape that was home to the native peoples of the area and to pioneer emigrants alike.
The byway ranges in elevation from approximately 3000′ to 8500.’ Expansive views of granite outcrops, basalt columns, ancient volcanic peaks, deep river canyons, glacially carved valleys, majestic stands of conifers including giant sequoias, open meadows, clear mountain lakes, and swiftly flowing streams and rivers can all be experienced along the route. One can find historic relics of people who lived here before as well as present day resorts and recreation facilities.
Whether you’re choosing an alternate route over the Sierra, planning to hike or camp in the high country, or searching out a great new fishing spot, the Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway offers plenty of adventure and solitude.
Slow down. . . and Savor the Sierra!