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491 mi 791 km of trail 13 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 28 Trails Intermediate Trails 82 Trails Hard Trails 23 Trails
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gem Favorite Sundown at Penner Lake, Tahoe National Forest.

Penner Lake

(7) Downiev…, CA

Recommended Routes in Gold Country - 12

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Favorite Along the American river.  The bridge is Iowa Hill Road
Intermediate/Difficult

Stevens Trail

7.7 mi 12.4 km 1,275' Up 388.71 m Up 1,276' Down 388.84 m Down

Colfax, CA
Favorite View from the West Ridge Trail
Intermediate

Cronan Ranch Loop

6.2 mi 10.1 km 771' Up 234.94 m Up 760' Down 231.53 m Down

Auburn…, CA
Favorite Young America Lake (front), Upper Sardine Lake (middle), and Lower Sardine Lake (back)
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
Favorite Blue oak savanna.
Intermediate

Black Hole of Calcutta Falls

2.1 mi 3.4 km 121' Up 36.91 m Up 122' Down 37.04 m Down

Auburn, CA
Favorite Monument Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Marshall Monument Loop

3.5 mi 5.6 km 600' Up 182.96 m Up 585' Down 178.21 m Down

Placerv…, CA
Favorite The trail.
Intermediate

Foresthill Divide Loop

11.2 mi 18.0 km 1,087' Up 331.19 m Up 1,087' Down 331.23 m Down

Auburn…, CA
Favorite Prepping for the journey.
Intermediate

Penner Lake

6.4 mi 10.3 km 718' Up 218.86 m Up 719' Down 219.07 m Down

Downiev…, CA
Favorite Clouds rolling in at Island Lake, Carr/Feely trailhead. Tahoe N.F.
Intermediate

Five Lakes Basin

11.5 mi 18.5 km 1,205' Up 367.36 m Up 1,205' Down 367.32 m Down

Downiev…, CA
Favorite Hidden Falls.
Intermediate

Hidden Falls Loop

8.6 mi 13.8 km 811' Up 247.31 m Up 812' Down 247.45 m Down

North A…, CA
Favorite Mokelumne River - East River Access
Intermediate

Independence Flat Trail Loop

4.3 mi 6.9 km 754' Up 229.71 m Up 753' Down 229.61 m Down

Jackson, CA
Favorite The deep forested trail.
Intermediate

Fleming Meadow Trail #8

7.2 mi 11.7 km 1,018' Up 310.14 m Up 1,024' Down 312.09 m Down

Pollock…, CA
Favorite The sign at the top of Pig Farm Trail.
Difficult

Training Hill to Pig Farm to Robie Trail Loop

2.6 mi 4.2 km 752' Up 229.08 m Up 751' Down 228.92 m Down

Auburn, CA

Trails in Gold Country - 120

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2.4 mi 3.9 km #1Glacier Lake Trail
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
Intermediate
Downieville, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #2Lakeview Connector Trail
Intermediate
Auburn Lake Trails, CA
Intermediate
Auburn Lake Trails, CA
1.2 mi 1.9 km #3Culvert Trail
Difficult
North Auburn, CA
Difficult
North Auburn, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #4Hoot Trail
Intermediate
Nevada City, CA
Intermediate
Nevada City, CA
5.3 mi 8.5 km #5Gold Valley Rim Trail
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
5.8 mi 9.3 km #6Quarry Trail
Intermediate
Auburn, CA
Intermediate
Auburn, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Sierra Buttes Trail #12E07
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #8Butcher Trail
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
6.6 mi 10.7 km #9Big Boulder
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
27.6 mi 44.4 km #10Coast to Crest Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Jackson, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Jackson, CA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #11South Yuba Trail: Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing
Intermediate/Difficult
Nevada City, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Nevada City, CA
11.7 mi 18.8 km #12South Fork American River Trail
Intermediate
Granite Bay, CA
Intermediate
Granite Bay, CA
9.8 mi 15.8 km #13Grouse Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Truckee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Truckee, CA
3.5 mi 5.6 km #14Hites Cove Trail
Difficult
Midpines, CA
Difficult
Midpines, CA
6.8 mi 10.9 km #15Upper Pioneer Trail
Intermediate
Nevada City, CA
Intermediate
Nevada City, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #16Alan Thiesen Trail
Intermediate
Alta Sierra, CA
Intermediate
Alta Sierra, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #17Confluence Trail
Intermediate
Auburn Lake Trails, CA
Intermediate
Auburn Lake Trails, CA
9.1 mi 14.7 km #18Mount Lola Trail #14E08
Intermediate/Difficult
Truckee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Truckee, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #19Waterfall Trail
Easy
Pollock Pines, CA
Easy
Pollock Pines, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #20Codfish Creek Discovery Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Meadow Vista, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Meadow Vista, CA

Photos of Gold Country - 191

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Young America Lake (front), Upper Sardine Lake (middle), and Lower Sardine Lake (back)
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA
Young America Lake is surrounded by steep, rocky spires
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA
Lupines are out in April at Buttermilk Bend.
Apr 14, 2018 near Lake Wi…, CA
Truckee River between Floriston and Verdi in the Fall
Jan 9, 2019 near Kings B…, CA
Clouds rolling in at Island Lake, Carr/Feely trailhead. Tahoe N.F.
Feb 4, 2016 near Downiev…, CA
Sundown at Penner Lake, Tahoe National Forest.
Nov 9, 2015 near Downiev…, CA
Far reaching views from Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA
Lower Sardine Lake from the ascent up Sierra Buttes
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA