Pony Express Trail

photo: the trail to Cody Lake near Twin Bridges and Strawberry off Highway 50 in California (photo by Tova Jarvis)

Length: 8.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Between Echo Summit and Pallock Pines.
State(s): California
Counties: El Dorado
Longitude: -120.50289
Latitude: 38.76302

Driving Directions

Trail can be accessed from several locations along Hwy 50,between Echo Summit and Pallock Pines. Primary single track trail is between Kyburz and Strawberry


Popular hiking,biking,and equestrian trail that uses dirt roads and trails to follow the historic sites such as Twin Bridges,Slippery ford,Strawberry, and Hawley's

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Lester Lubetkin
Recreation Officer
El Dorado National Forest
100 Forni Rd.
Placerville , CA 95667
(503) 622-5061



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