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Itineraries 3 Day Extreme Sports Adventure Spring or Summer Itinerary

3 Day Extreme Sports Adventure Spring or Summer

Pack in 3 days of extreme adventure in the High Sierra. From cross country mountain biking, wake boarding, rock climbing and a white water river adventure this itinerary is sure to get your heart racing and put a smile on your face.

Set up your home base up at Bass Lake located in the Sierra National Forest. Embark on a heart racing adventure each day and cap it off with a swim and relaxing sunset over a beautiful alpine lake.  

Start your morning out with a mountain bike ride on one of several world class single track trails in Bass Lake, enjoy a tasty lunch on the lake, then head out for an extreme water adventure.  Check out MTB Project for directions and maps.

Willow Creek Trail Near Bass Lake
Goat Mountain

Goat Mountain offers a smooth flowy ride along a shady forested trail with limited technical sections. This trail connects to several other trails allowing options depending on how intense you would like your ride. You’ll finish the trail off at The Forks Resort. Stop in for lunch and be sure to try their world famous “Forks Burger”.  

Be aware of poison oak along all trails in Bass Lake, is it grows wildly in the spring and summer season. 

Willow Creek Trail

For the advanced rider, the Willow Creek Trail delivers in a handful of rocky technical sections, some fun flow sections plus scenic views along Willow Creek. Beginner riders can easily walk around more difficult rock gardens. Pack your swimming suit, as you will be passing a few fantastic swimming holes along the way. 

This trail is also popular with hikers. We suggest getting an early start to enjoy a less populated trail. 

You’ll complete this ride at The Falls. Then head to The Pines Village for lunch and choose from a selection of great dining options such as Casa Velasco’s Mexcian Restaurant, The Pines Village Bakery and Pizzeria, Marina Bar & Grill or Ducey’s Bar and Grill.  

Check out MTB Project for directions and maps. 

See how the locals ride, check out this Bass Lake Mountain Bike video.  

In the afternoon, cool off in the lake after working hard on that mountain bike with an extreme water sport adventure. Try waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing or more. Launch your own boat or rent one. There are three locations to rent a boat on the lake (see list below).  

Casa Velasco's Mexican Restaurant

Serving authentic Mexican food at beautiful Bass Lake.  Indoor and outdoor patio dining available.  Located just outside the Pines Village on North Shore Road.  Serving Lunch & Dinner all year long.  Breakfast served during the summer season, call ahead for hours. 

* Pets allowed on patio.

Pines Village Bakery & Pizzeria

Stop by and grab a slice or a take a few pizzas home for the family. The Pines Village Bakery Pizzeria has been a local favorite for years. We offer everything from delicious pizza pies to ice cream cones and don't forget the smoothies or espresso drinks. Stop by in the morning and grab a fresh muffin or doughnut to go along with a locally roasted cup of coffee. The Bakery is a perfect place to kick back and relax after a fun day on the lake or a quick break from boutique shopping around the village.

Ducey's Bar & Grill

Known for fast and friendly service, this casual dining venue provides a relaxed and inviting atmosphere that's ideal for families or dining out with friends.  Enjoy delicious burgers, salads and fish, along with a large variety of drinks and beer.  Ducey's Bar and Grill also features several plasma TVs for sports fans.  

Bar & Grill Winter Hours of Operation:  Lunch 11 am to 4 pm (8 pm on Fri & Sat).

Forks Resort

The Forks Marina offers patio boats, fishing boats, kayaks, row boats and canoes for rental.

The Forks Resort, family owned and operated for four generations, home of the famous "Forks Burger" offers the finest in family dining. Cabins accommodating two to eight people with lake views, boats for rent and a general store.

Bass Lake Boat Rentals

Located at the Pines Marina off the Pines Village at beautiful Bass Lake. They rent Patio Boats, Jet Skis (Waverunners), Ski Boats, Wakeboard Boats, Fishing Boats, Canoes, Tubes and so much more. Open daily year round.

Miller's Landing

Miller's Landing Marina offers the BEST of Bass Lake - best boats & best rates!

Boats available by the hour, day or week.  We offer Multi-Day discounts.

Patio boats, competition ski & wakeboarding boats, waverunners, stand-up paddle, fishing boats, kayaks, canoes, and fishing poles too! 

Miller's Landing-South Shore Bass Lake Miller's Landing offers year-round cabin rentals & the best selection of boat rentals on Bass Lake! Our grill features a large variety of delicious items including the famous Miller Burger a local favorite and ice cream too!

 Launch your own boat at one of two locations on the lake. 

1) The Pines Marina – on the North Shore of Bass Lake. Fee is $10 each to launch or pull out. Trailer parking, if available, is at The Pines Resort Registration Desk for $20 per day.

2) Public Ramp on the South East side of Bass Lake, near the dam.  There is no fee to launch. Parking fee is $3.

Rock Climbing in Yosemite and Surrounding Areas

Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides

SYMG is a leader in the active travel and mountain guiding world, providing carefully planned and executed trips in the most spectacular wilderness areas of California. SYMG was started in 1991 by three friends offering hiking trips into California's mountains in hopes of more closely meshing lifestyle with work. Now, over 25 years later, we've shown thousands of people the beauty of Yosemite and the High Sierra and have been named one of the "Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Find out more by visiting our website here.

Yosemite is a rock climber’s heaven.  It beckons people from all over the world to scale some of Yosemite’s famous granite monoliths and so, rock climbing is a must do on this extreme sports itinerary.  Spend the day challenging your skills on the famous granite walls of Yosemite National Park and surrounding area.  If you’re an experienced climber, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect climb for your skill level. Mountain Project is a great resource to get you started. 

New to rock climbing? We’ve got you covered... or rather Southern Yosemite Mountains Guides (SYMG) has you covered. Embark on a private rock climbing trip with your own personal guide.  Be instructed by a pro as you develop your skill set learning climbing techniques, knots and more.

Test your abilities out on easy top-roping climbs or go for a challenge and try a multi-pitch trad or sport climb. SYMG will create a personalized adventure to fit your personal interest and abilities.

Jump in a boat for a day on the wild and scenic Merced River.  

Spend the day exploring a wild and scenic river, located alongside Highway 140 just miles outside of Yosemite National Park. You’ll enjoy an adrenaline packed ride paired with stunning views of the surrounding mountain terrain. 

Schedule your trip in early spring and catch the wildflower bloom. You’ll spot California poppies, lupine and Indian paintbrushes scattered across the hillsides. 

Our annual Visit Yosemite | Madera County Visitors Guide can answer all your questions about visiting California's Gateway to Yosemite. From the park itself to the museums, wineries, art galleries and more throughout Madera County, our guide can help you plan the perfect vacation. Please note that we mail to the USA only, but anyone can download the guide.
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