#585:  Pioneer Express Trail

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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Beals Point unit, 0.3 mi N on levee, plaque on trail, Folsom





State Plaque


State Recreation Area accessible only during open hours. Fee required for entry. One can only assume this plaque location made more sense in 1957. Today it is practically hidden and un-seeable unless you know where it is.

From the Plaque:

Between 1849 and 1854, Pioneer Express riders rode this gold rush trail to the many populous mining camps on the American River bars now covered by Folsom Lake, including Beals, Condemned, Dotons, Long, Horseshoe, Rattlesnake, and Oregon on the route to Auburn and the camps beyond.

Plaque placed by California State Park Commission May 5, 1957.

David Schmitt