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Pioneer Express Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

18.7 mile 30.0 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 925' 282 m
Descent: -816' -249 m
High: 660' 201 m
Low: 470' 143 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

Dogs

Leashed
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Trail shared by Justin Johnsen

A foot and hoof trail connecting Beeks Bight to the Auburn State Recreation Area

Justin Johnsen

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

Most, but not all, trailheads require pay parking in a state park. The trail is normally opened during daylight hours.

Description

The Pioneer Express Trails is popular with hikers, trail runners and horse riders. Bikes are not allowed on this one. The main trailheads are at Beeks Bight, Rattlesnake Bar and Auburn.

Flora & Fauna

Oak woodlands, riparian creeks, freshwater wetlands, aquatic life.

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May 4, 2020
Paige Sullivan
Jun 7, 2018
John Cohn
Mar 31, 2018
Jesse Rivchin
firm ground. less busy in the morning. 8.1mi

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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Photos

Perfect river side picnic bench at Oregon Bar, right below the Cardiac and Bypass trails.
Mar 5, 2019 near Auburn, CA
Sign at the start of Los Lagos (not Logos) Trail
Dec 30, 2019 near Granite…, CA
View of Folsom Lake from The Snake Pit.
Mar 22, 2016 near Granite…, CA
Bottom of Cardiac Hill
Mar 11, 2019 near Auburn, CA

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