In the heart of the Stanislaus National Forest on Highway 4, Arnold offers something for everyone in a pristine mountain setting: a nearby ski resort (Bear Valley), award-winning wineries and tasting rooms, specialty shopping, thousands of miles of hiking and backpacking trails, and world-class cave exploring. Among the dozens of lakes sprinkled throughout the Stanislaus National Forest are several large nearby reservoirs offering plenty of water recreation, including camping, fishing, and boating. Arnold is also home to California Big Trees State Park, the only place in the world where one can walk among Giant Sequoia Redwoods.
Arnold, with its four-season accessibility and just under 4,000 residents, is only 90 minutes from either Tahoe or the Central Valley, and under three hours to the San Francisco Bay Area. Ideal for a weekend, vacation or year-round living, Arnold is truly the hidden gem of the Sierra Nevada’s Western Slope.