Arnold, CA, USA

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Arnold, CA, USA

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Mountains, country trails and adventures in Arnold

California isn’t just about its glorious beaches. Arnold, in the central heights of the Sierra Nevada mountains, provides the perfect place to explore the state’s inland beauty. Experience life in the woods with Arnold vacation rentals that cover everything from secluded cabins—perfect for a romantic getaway—to houses that will accommodate the whole family. It’s even possible to hit the slopes direct from your front door! Start your great outdoor adventure by hiking or skiing through the trees, or simply get in tune with nature while you admire the majesty of the giant sequoias.

Get on the trail in Arnold

Arnold offers a fantastic range of outdoor activities all year round. The Arnold Rim Trail is a multi-use trail designed for hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders to get the best out of the surrounding woods. If you’re looking for a gentler way to start your love affair with the California wilderness, family-friendly guided hikes and nature walks also take place on the trail. In the winter, there is excellent skiing in the vicinity, or take it to the next level by going on a snowmobile adventure. You could even step back in time in a pair of snowshoes.

Walk among giants in Arnold

Visiting some of California’s oldest residents is a breeze from the doorstep of Arnold vacation rentals. The spectacular giant sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park are over 1,000 years old and rise to dizzying heights of over 250 feet. The whole family can learn about the history of logging in the Sierra Nevada at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum (open April through winter); you may even catch their annual logging jamboree. For adults, a visit to California wouldn’t be complete without sampling the delicious local produce at a local winery.

Weather the highs in Arnold

Even though Arnold is in California, it has a very different climate to the coast, since it sits 4,000 feet above sea level in the mountains. Winter temperatures generally hover around freezing from December through March, which is great for winter sports. The long summer from May through September sees highs of around 80°F, making for long, dry days in the shaded forests. Remember that temperatures vary with altitude, so in spring and fall, it is possible to hit the golf course in the morning, then head up to the ski slope in the afternoon!

Walk the woods from Arnold

Nestled in the central Sierra Nevada mountains, Arnold sits in the Stanislaus National Forest: one of the oldest national forests. As well as the sequoias, the forests are rich with pine and alpine vegetation. To get a special appreciation of the area’s natural beauty, take a guided walk to Cougar Rock along the Arnold Rim Trail, then sit back to admire the sunset over the mountains. Watch the moon rise over the tree tops then head for home. Arnold vacation rentals are the perfect place to relax after a long day adventuring in the wilderness.