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Gems in Gold Country - 1

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gem Favorite Sundown at Penner Lake, Tahoe National Forest.

Penner Lake

(7) Downiev…, CA

Recommended Routes in Gold Country - 15

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Favorite exposed area with the view of the north fork American river
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 The bridge at the waterfall
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 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 Cruising up the ski resort.
Very Difficult

Western States Endurance Run

96.9 mi 156.0 km 16,647' Up 5073.91 m Up 21,596' Down 6582.45 m Down

Sunnysi…, CA
Favorite The bridge at the waterfall
Intermediate/Difficult

Auburn Overlook Park Western States-Quarry Trails Loop (20 miles)

21.1 mi 33.9 km 3,215' Up 980.06 m Up 3,218' Down 980.86 m Down

Auburn, 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 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 Enjoy beautiful woodlands along the Crooked Lakes Trail heading toward Penner Lake.
Intermediate

Penner Lake

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

Downiev…, CA

Gold Country Running

  • 699 Miles 1,126 Kilometers of Trail
  • 15 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 30 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 88 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 25 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gold Country - 128

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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
1.1 mi 1.8 km #6Sierra Buttes Trail #12E07
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #7Butcher Trail
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
6.6 mi 10.7 km #8Big Boulder
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
Downieville, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #9Sky Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Auburn Lake Trails, CA
Intermediate
Auburn Lake Trails, CA
27.6 mi 44.4 km #10Coast to Crest Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Jackson, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Jackson, CA

Photos of Gold Country - 209

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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