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Bear Valley, California
(Alpine County)

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Welcome to Bear Valley ...

Bear Valley is located in Alpine County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Bear Valley: Bear Vly. (or less commonly used: Bear Vally. or Bear Vlly.)

Bear Valley is 7,090 feet [2,161 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Bear Valley is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Bear Valley lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Bear Valley ...

While we believe that this Bear Valley is located in Alpine County, we know of another 3 California communities named Bear Valley. Those communities are located in the following counties: Mariposa, Nevada and Shasta County.

Beyond California, there are 8 communities that are also named Bear Valley - they are located in Colorado, Minnesota, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bear Valley.

Communities near Bear Valley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bear Valley.

  • Big Meadow [Calaveras County]
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    • Big Meadow [Calaveras County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Bear Valley
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  • Dardanelle [Tuolumne County]
  • Kit Carson [Amador County]
  • Big Trees Village [Calaveras County]
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    • Big Trees Village [Calaveras County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Bear Valley
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    • Camp Connell [Calaveras County]
    • Kirkwood [Alpine County]
    • Dorrington [Calaveras County]
    • Pinecrest [Tuolumne County]
    • Strawberry [Tuolumne County]
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      • Strawberry [Tuolumne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Bear Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Big Trees [Calaveras County]
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      • Big Trees [Calaveras County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest of Bear Valley
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bear Valley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bear Valley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bear Valley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bear Valley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bear Valley. See our Newspapers Page for Bear Valley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bear Valley ...

Looking for more information about Bear Valley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bear Valley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bear Valley.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Alpine, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bear Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bear Valley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bear Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bear ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4636, Longitude: -120.0440    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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