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    Western States Trail: El Dorado Canyon

    Michigan Bluff, California

    Western States Trail El Dorado Canyon

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    Pollock Pines, CA
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    6/18/2013
    I had been wanting to do a section of the western states at the higher elevations. We wanted to do this as a short afternoon hike. Off the beaten path, we thought we would find privacy and open space for the dogs to run. It is a well groomed trail, with beautiful canyon sun coverage. The trail drops steeply and does not stop dropping until about 3 miles. The water was nearly all dried up. Many Many mosquitoes! Bring bug spray! This is a good butt kicker if you want some cardio. This is not your leisurely hike and the pretty views disappear 100 feet into the trail. Not my favorite hike and I will be looking for different sections in the future to explore.
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    Trail Information

    Michigan Bluff
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    5.6
    Distance
    1,600 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    3 to 6 hours
    Duration
    Best: Spring & Fall, but accessible year-round
    Season
    Tahoe National Forest
    Local Contacts
    USGS Michigan Bluff
    Local Maps

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