Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Alpine County

State Route 89 Near Woodfords State Route 89 Near Woodfords
17 February 2007

Aspen Grove on West Fork Carson River Aspen Grove on West Fork Carson River
22 October 2022

Ice Fishing on Caples Lake Ice Fishing on Caples Lake
17 February 2007

Alpine County is located in the Sierra Nevada between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park.

It is the smallest county, by population, in California. As of 2010, it had a population of 1,175, all rural. There are no incorporated cities in the county. The county seat is Markleeville.

Two of California's most historic and scenic highways traverse the Sierra Nevada in Alpine County:

State Route 4 is closed in the winter above Bear Valley. State Route 88 is an all-weather road.

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Marklee's Cabin SiteSR 89 at Water StreetMarkleeville1862California240SR 89-40Marklee's Cabin Site
Kit Carson MarkerState Route 88Carson Pass1844California315SR 88-32Kit Carson Marker
Ebbetts Pass RouteState Route 4 PM 18.5Toiyabe National Forest1850California318SR 04-35Ebbetts Pass Route
Pioneer Odd FellowsRed Vista RoadCarson Pass1849California378Red VistaPioneer Odd Fellows
Old Emigrant RoadState Route 88Caples Lake1848California661SR 88-20Old Emigrant Road
Pony Express Remount StationOld Pony Express WayWoodfords Station1860California805Old Pony ExpressPony Express Remount Station
Alpine County Courthouse14777 State Route 89 Markleeville1928National2004001074SR 89-30Alpine County Courthouse
Old Webster School135 School StreetMarkleeville1928National2005000071SchoolOld Webster School
Alpine County Historical Complex 135 School StreetMarkleeville1882POISchool 0135Alpine County Historical Complex
Alpine Hotel14830 State Route 89Markleeville1862POISR 89-10Alpine Hotel
Bedrock MortarsState Route 4Lake AlpinePOISR 04-20Bedrock Mortars
Carson Trail Marker 36Fredricksburg RoadMesa VistaPOIFredricksburgCarson Trail Marker 36
Carson Trail Marker 37SR 88Alpine Village1850POISR 88-90Carson Trail Marker 37
Carson Trail Marker 38Crystal Springs RoadAlpine Village1852POICrystal SpringsCarson Trail Marker 38
Carson Trail Marker 39Carson Pass HighwaySorensens1849POICarson PassCarson Trail Marker 39
Carson Trail Marker 40Burnside RoadHope Valley1853POIBurnsideCarson Trail Marker 40
Carson Trail Marker 41Blue Lakes RoadHope Valley Snow ParkPOIBlue LakesCarson Trail Marker 41
Carson Trail Marker 42Red Vista RoadCarson PassPOIRed VistaCarson Trail Marker 42
Carson Trail Marker 43Red Vista RoadCarson PassPOIRed VistaCarson Trail Marker 43
Carson Trail Marker 44Woods Lake RoadCaples LakePOIWoods LakeCarson Trail Marker 44
Carson Trail Marker 45SR 88 Caples LakePOISR 88-10Carson Trail Marker 45
Carson Trail Marker 46Trail on South Side of Caples LakeKirkwoodPOICaplesCarson Trail Marker 46
Carson Trail Marker 47Rough Dirt RoadKirkwoodPOIRough Dirt RoadCarson Trail Marker 47
Carson Trail Marker 48Rough Dirt RoadKirkwoodPOIRough Dirt RoadCarson Trail Marker 48
Carson Trail Marker 49Rough Dirt RoadKirkwoodPOIRough Dirt RoadCarson Trail Marker 49
Harry SchimkeStation House RoadBear Valley1930POIStation HouseHarry Schimke
Hermit ValleyState Route 4Stanislaus National Forest1856POISR 04-30Hermit Valley
Luther Pass Trail Marker 1Burnside RoadHope Valley1856POIBurnsideLuther Pass Trail Marker 1
Markleeville General StoreSR 89 Between Montgomery and Water StreetsMarkleeville1885POISR 89-20Markleeville General Store
Old Emigrant RoadStation House RoadBear Valley1821POIStation HouseOld Emigrant Road
Old Log Jail135 School StreetMarkleeville1875POISchool 0135Old Log Jail
Over the Sierra NevadaBlue Lakes RoadHope Valley1855POIBlue LakesOver the Sierra Nevada
Reynold’s HouseState Route 4Lake Alpine1878POISR 04-10Reynold’s House
Reynolds PeakState Route 4Toiyabe National ForestPOISR 04-10Reynolds Peak
Silver MountainState Route 4Toiyabe National Forest1858POISR 04-40Silver Mountain
Snowshoe Thom(p)sonState Route 88Carson Pass1876POISR 88-30Snowshoe Thom(p)son
Snowshoe ThompsonDiamond Valley Road Rural1827POIDiamond ValleySnowshoe Thompson
Snowshoe Thompson Home (NSGW)Diamond Valley Road Rural1827POIDiamond ValleySnowshoe Thompson Home (NSGW)
Snowshoe Thomson Home (Clampers)Diamond Valley Road Rural1827POIDiamond ValleySnowshoe Thomson Home (Clampers)
Webster SchoolMontgomery and LaramieMarkleeville1929POIMontgomeryWebster School
Woodfords Station Old Pony Express WayWoodfords Station1849POIOld Pony ExpressWoodfords Station
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