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Gems in Downieville - 1

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gem Favorite Sundown at Penner Lake, Tahoe National Forest.

Penner Lake

(8) Downiev…, CA

Recommended Routes in Downieville - 2

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Favorite Young America Lake (front), Upper Sardine Lake (middle), and Lower Sardine Lake (back)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Sierra Buttes

4.8 mi 7.7 km 1,494' Up 455.26 m Up 1,493' Down 454.95 m Down

Downiev…, CA
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Favorite Sierra Buttes from the summit of Mount Elwell
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Elwell loop

7.2 mi 11.5 km 1,856' Up 565.63 m Up 1,857' Down 566.1 m Down

Clio, CA
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Downieville Hiking

  • 187 Miles 301 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 17 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 22 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Downieville - 39

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5.3 mi 8.5 km #1Gold Valley Rim Trail
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #2Upper Mills Peak Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Portola, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Portola, CA
4.5 mi 7.2 km #3Smith Creek Trail
Difficult Difficult
Clio, CA
Difficult Difficult
Clio, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #4Sierra Buttes Trail #12E07
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #5Butcher Trail
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult Difficult
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6.6 mi 10.7 km #6Big Boulder
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult Difficult
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4.9 mi 7.8 km #7Mt. Elwell Trail
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult Difficult
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2.2 mi 3.5 km #8Bear Lakes Loop
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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2.8 mi 4.5 km #9Smith Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
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3.1 mi 5.0 km #10Crooked Lakes Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Downieville, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Downieville, CA

Photos of Downieville - 33

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Mornings at Penner Lake.
Nov 9, 2015 near Downiev…, CA
Sundown at Penner Lake, Tahoe National Forest.
Nov 9, 2015 near Downiev…, CA
Enjoy beautiful woodlands along the Crooked Lakes Trail heading toward Penner Lake.
May 20, 2017 near Downiev…, CA
Young America Lake (front), Upper Sardine Lake (middle), and Lower Sardine Lake (back)
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA
Lower Sardine Lake from the ascent up Sierra Buttes
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA
Young America Lake is surrounded by steep, rocky spires
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA
Upper and Lower Sardine Lake from Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout.
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA
Far reaching views from Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA

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