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In 1997-99, Bradley Hut was relocated from Five Lakes Basin in Granite Chief Wilderness to Pole Creek, about 2 miles north of Squaw Valley. The hut is located near Silver Peak, 4.7 miles from the Pole Creek trailhead (where BR 08 meets Hwy 89). Expect approximately 1,600′ of elevation gain. Beware of avalanche danger in this area. Overnight parking is available on a wide shoulder where BR 08 meets Hwy 89 about six miles south of I-80. Drivers should make certain their vehicles are behind snow stakes. Topo maps: Granite Chief and Tahoe City 7-1/2′ quads.

Skiing is possible on the slopes and in the bowls north and west of the hut. Beware of avalanche danger, especially on Silver Peak. Good snow can also be found in Deep Creek, the next drainage north. Some travelers link Bradley with Benson Hut, about four miles north, when conditions are favorable.

Note: Bradley Hut closes each year in May to minimize disturbance to wildlife in the area. It typically reopens in October.

** Call (530) 426-3632 or email for reservations. **



The hut’s main room has a wood-burning stove, tables, and kitchen area. Two smaller side rooms contain firewood and limited maintenance materials. The upstairs sleeping loft accommodates 15. A two-story outhouse is 40′ north of the hut.



Bradley Hut was originally built in 1957 in Five Lakes Basin, between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, as a memorial to Josephine Bradley. In 1997-99 it was relocated to Pole Creek after Five Lakes became part of Granite Chief Wilderness. For more information on the history of Bradley Hut, see our Bradley Hut History Page.