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Location: Lake Tahoe Basin, In Christmas Valley S of Lake Tahoe at end of Upper Truckee Road.
Counties: El Dorado
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Constructed during the gold rush era, the Hawley Route in the 1850's served mule-drawn wagons, and for a short time, the Pony Express. Since converted to a trail, this rugged trail offers outstanding views of the Tahoe Basin as it drops from Echo Summit into the valley floor below.
Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted
Average Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: 6,300
Elevation High Point: 7,300
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1979
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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
870 Emerald Bay Rd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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