Bear Valley Map

Bear Valley is conveniently located on scenic all-weather Highway 4, regionally located between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. Access is easy from all areas of Northern California.


Booking Flights

We recommend flying in to Bay Area airports such as San Francisco, Oakland, or San Jose. Competitors can also fly to major international airports in Sacramento and Reno-Tahoe.

Driving Directions

From the San Francisco Bay Area – about 3.5 hours

Take I-580 east;  I-205 east;  120 east;  99 north;  4 east and continue to Bear Valley.

 From Sacramento – about 2.5 hours

Take 99 south;  12 east; 49 south;  4 east and continue to Bear Valley.

From Lake Tahoe / Reno – about 2 hours

Take 4 west off of 88 at Woodfords and continue to Bear Valley.


Bear Valley Lodge and Village Resort

The Bear Valley Lodge is situated right in the Village of Bear Valley, the central location throughout the Endeavor Team Challenge. Enjoy the classic open Cathedral Lounge with its 4-story granite fireplace. All 53 guest rooms include Satellite TV and free WiFi internet access. AAA approved. Competitors and spectators are welcome!

Tamarack Lodge at Bear Valley

Team Endeavor’s home while planning and preparing for the event! Complimentary morning pastries and coffee. Tamarack Lodge offers comfortable lodging for individual, families and small groups from 10 to 30 people.  Amenities include: Main Lodge – 8 rooms with shared bathroom, Back Chalet –3 rooms with private bathrooms, Guest Kitchen, Large Common room with fireplace, Satellite TV/DVD, Library with free Wi-Fi, Children’s play area. 2 ½ miles to Bear Valley Village.

Bear Valley Vacation Rentals

For a house, cabin, or condo, Bear Valley Real Estate is #1 in vacation rentals in the area. Located in the village center for 24 years, they offer the largest selection and the closest accommodations for the Endeavor Team Challenge, ranging from studio condos to large custom homes. Offering fully equipped kitchens, dog-friendly units, group rates, 24/7 on-

Arnold Black Bear Inn

Experience the Black Bear Inn Bed & Breakfast. 5 Large guest rooms, king beds, private baths with Jacuzzi tubs for 2, fireplaces, satellite TV, full breakfast, wine & appetizer hour, outdoor spa. Close to skiing, golfing, wineries, restaurants, quaint shops & more. Free WiFi Hot Spot! 25 miles to Bear Valley Village.

Best Western Plus Cedar Inn & Suites

The Best Western Plus Cedar Inn & Suites is Angels Camp’s newest and most exquisitely designed hotel with an array of complimentary amenities, including a continental breakfast, fitness center and high-speed internet access. The hotel is in the heart of a historical and recreational treasure trove, best known for its former resident, Mark Twain, and the frog jump that honors his legacy. Wineries, art galleries, antiques, caverns and Giant Sequoia forests are all at your fingertips. Opportunities abound for those wanting to ski, golf, raft, fish, gold-pan or gamble at an Indian casino. 45 miles to Bear Valley Village.

Gold Country Inn Angels Camp

Centrally located in Angels Camp, the Gold Country Inn is just minutes to Big Tree State Park, Moaning Cavern Park, Ironstone Vineyards, a short drive to Yosemite National Park, and tasting rooms of 21 world-class wineries within 10 miles. This Magnuson Hotels affiliate offers pet friendly rooms with free wireless internet and boat parking with hookups. 45 miles to Bear Valley Village.


Although there is no camping in the Bear Valley Village, there are numerous camping opportunities in the immediate surrounding area.  Both fee and non-fee areas exist and below is a list of the developed campsites in order of distance from Bear Valley.

The great people over at The Dyrt put together a comprehensive list of campgrounds that you can stay at before and after the event. Take a look!

  • Big Meadow: (6 miles west of Bear Valley) – advanced reservations available
  • Silvertip: (3 miles east of the Bear Valley Village, 1 mile west of Lake Alpine)
  • Lake Alpine: (4 miles east of Bear Valley)
  • Backpackers: (5 miles east of Bear Valley, near east shore of Lake Alpine)
  • Pine Marten: (5 miles east of Bear Valley, on east shore of Lake Alpine)