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Western States Pioneer Express Trail

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Length: 55.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: E from Folsom Lake up American R. through Sierras to Squaw Pass.
State(s): California
Counties: Sacramento
Longitude: -121.06935
Latitude: 38.88902

Driving Directions

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The Western States Pioneer Trail runs for 34 miles between Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail and Auburn Equestrian Staging Area near Gum Lane in Auburn. The trail, open to hikers and horseback riders only, follows the winding course of the American River along the old railroad grade built by the Pacific Portland Cement Company in the early 1900s. The line was used to transport limestone from their quarries near Auburn with the Southern Pacific Mainline in Auburn itself.

Additional Details

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

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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:
Jim Michaels
California Dept. of Parks
7806 Folsom-Auburn Rd.
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 988-0205




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