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Euchre Bar Trail is a very difficult 7.5 mile, lightly used trail at an elevation of 4,180 feet. This is another trail along the American River with two methods of access. The portion along the river is 2.4 miles, with opportunities for fishing, camping, swimming and gold panning.

The trail, which leads to the downstream (west) end, begins at Iron Point, near Casa Loma, and winds steeply down to the suspension footbridge at Euchre Bar.

The upstream (east) end is reached by a trail which follows the old Dorer Ranch Road. It passes old mining ruins and abandoned equipment from the Gold Rush era. Since it passes through private property, care should be taken to stay on the trail. This trail, and all others along the river, is closed to use by motorized vehicles.

Directions: From I-80, Take the Foresthill exit and travel 15.5 miles on Foresthill Road to the Foresthill Ranger Station. Continue on for 10.25 miles to Elliot Ranch Road and turn left. The trailhead will be seen on the right after approximately 2.25 miles.

Elevation: 4,180 feet

Ending Elevation: 2,000 feet

Elevation Gain: 2,180 feet

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Tahoe National Forest, California

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