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Gems in Gold Country - 1

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gem Favorite Sundown at Penner Lake, Tahoe National Forest.

Penner Lake

(8) Downiev…, CA

Recommended Routes in Gold Country - 4

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

Marshall Monument Loop

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

Placerv…, 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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Gold Country Hiking

  • 276 Miles 444 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 12 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 45 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 25 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gold Country - 78

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Hoot Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Nevada City, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Nevada City, CA
5.3 mi 8.5 km #2Gold Valley Rim Trail
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #3Upper Mills Peak Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Portola, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Portola, CA
4.5 mi 7.2 km #4Smith Creek Trail
Difficult Difficult
Clio, CA
Difficult Difficult
Clio, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Sierra Buttes Trail #12E07
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #6Butcher Trail
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
6.6 mi 10.7 km #7Big Boulder
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult Difficult
Downieville, CA
6.8 mi 10.9 km #8Upper Pioneer Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Nevada City, CA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Nevada City, CA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #9South Yuba Trail: Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nevada City, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Nevada City, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Codfish Creek Discovery Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Meadow Vista, CA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Meadow Vista, CA

Photos of Gold Country - 284

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Sundown at Penner Lake, Tahoe National Forest.
Nov 9, 2015 near Downiev…, CA
View of the Mokelumne River
Nov 24, 2017 near Jackson, 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
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
Far reaching views from Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout
Mar 22, 2019 near Downiev…, CA

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