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Coldstream Trail to Tinker Knob Professional Review and Guide
"This route is so seldom used that a nearby resort owner has dubbed it the “Lost Trail,” and it provides tranquil passage to the Pacific Crest Trail via Coldstream Valley. A literal price has to be paid to reach the start of the trail, as the only viable access is through Donner Memorial State Park, which requires an entrance fee. The first half of the route follows a section of the Coldstream Road that’s open to off-road traffic; later, single-track trail that’s closed to motor vehicles leads through the upper part of the canyon to the Sierra crest. Views from the uppermost part of Coldstream Canyon, the Sierra crest, and atop Tinker Knob are as good as they come in the Tahoe Sierra."
--Mike White, Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press).
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