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478 mi 770 km of trail 13 Runs

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 65 Trails Intermediate Trails 58 Trails Hard Trails 9 Trails
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gem Favorite Sundown at Penner Lake, Tahoe National Forest.

Penner Lake

(7) Downiev…, CA

Runs in Gold Country - 13

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Favorite exposed area with the view of the north fork American river
Intermediate

Stevens Trail

7.7 mi 12.4 km • Loop • 1,275 ft Ascent 388.71 m Ascent

(27) Colfax, CA
Favorite View from the West Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate

Cronan Ranch Loop

6.2 mi 10.1 km • Loop • 771 ft Ascent 234.94 m Ascent

(18) 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 • Out and Back • 1,494 ft Ascent 455.26 m Ascent

(4) Downiev…, CA
Favorite Cruising up the ski resort.
Difficult

Western States Endurance Run

96.9 mi 156.0 km • Point to Point • 16,647 ft Ascent 5073.91 m Ascent

(3) Sunnysi…, CA
Favorite Monument Trail
Intermediate

Marshall Monument Loop

3.5 mi 5.6 km • Loop • 600 ft Ascent 182.96 m Ascent

(2) Placerv…, CA
Favorite Mokelumne River - East River Access
Intermediate

Independence Flat Trail Loop

4.3 mi 6.9 km • Loop • 754 ft Ascent 229.71 m Ascent

(1) Jackson, CA
Favorite The trail.
Easy/Intermediate

Foresthill Divide Loop

11.2 mi 18.0 km • Loop • 1,087 ft Ascent 331.19 m Ascent

(1) Auburn…, CA
Favorite Enjoy beautiful woodlands along the Crooked Lakes Trail heading toward Penner Lake.
Intermediate

Penner Lake

6.4 mi 10.3 km • Out and Back • 718 ft Ascent 218.86 m Ascent

(6) Downiev…, CA

Trails in Gold Country - 119

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2.4 mi 3.9 km #1Glacier Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Downieville, CA
Easy/Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.9 km Downieville, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #2Lakeview Connector Trail
Intermediate
Auburn Lake Trails, CA
Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km Auburn Lake Trails, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #3Hoot Trail
Intermediate
Nevada City, CA
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Nevada City, CA
5.3 mi 8.5 km #4Gold Valley Rim Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
5.3 mi 8.5 km Downieville, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #5Sierra Buttes Trail #12E07
Intermediate/Difficult
Downieville, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Downieville, CA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #6Butcher Trail
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
4.9 mi 7.9 km Downieville, CA
6.6 mi 10.7 km #7Big Boulder
Difficult
Downieville, CA
Difficult
6.6 mi 10.7 km Downieville, CA
1.2 mi 1.9 km #8Culvert Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
North Auburn, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km North Auburn, CA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #9South Yuba Trail: Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing
Intermediate/Difficult
Nevada City, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
4.4 mi 7.1 km Nevada City, CA
27.6 mi 44.4 km #10Coast to Crest Trail
Intermediate
Jackson, CA
Intermediate
27.6 mi 44.4 km Jackson, CA
11.7 mi 18.8 km #11South Fork American River Trail
Intermediate
Granite Bay, CA
Intermediate
11.7 mi 18.8 km Granite Bay, CA
9.8 mi 15.8 km #12Grouse Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
9.8 mi 15.8 km Truckee, CA
3.5 mi 5.6 km #13Hites Cove Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Midpines, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.5 mi 5.6 km Midpines, CA
9.1 mi 14.7 km #14Mount Lola Trail #14E08
Intermediate/Difficult
Truckee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
9.1 mi 14.7 km Truckee, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #15Alan Thiesen Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Alta Sierra, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Alta Sierra, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #16Confluence Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Auburn Lake Trails, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Auburn Lake Trails, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #17Codfish Creek Discovery Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Meadow Vista, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Meadow Vista, CA
5.1 mi 8.2 km #18Scott's Flat Lake Trail
Intermediate
Nevada City, CA
Intermediate
5.1 mi 8.2 km Nevada City, CA
5.6 mi 9.1 km #19Quarry Trail
Easy
Auburn, CA
Easy
5.6 mi 9.1 km Auburn, CA 10 
2.1 mi 3.4 km #20East Independence Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Nevada City, CA
Easy/Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Nevada City, CA

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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

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