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Granite Bay in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pioneer Express Trail

 
 
Pioneer Express Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 23, 2007
1. Pioneer Express Trail Marker
Inscription. 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. - Beals, Condemned, Dotons, Long, Horseshoe, Rattlesnake, and Oregon - on the route to Auburn and beyond.
 
Erected 1957 by California State Park Commission May 5, 1957. (Marker Number 585.)
 
Location. 38° 43.499′ N, 121° 10.323′ W. Marker is in Granite Bay, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Folsom-Auburn Road and Beals Point Road. Click for map. Marker is located on the riding trail at Folsom Lake Recreation Area, Beals Point. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9899 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay CA 95746, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Sacramento, Placer and Nevada Railroad Right of Way (approx. 1.3 miles away); Folsom Institute (approx. 2.9 miles away); Mormon Island (approx. 3 miles away); Folsom Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Folsom Dam Improvements (approx. 3.1 miles
Pioneer Express Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 23, 2007
2. Pioneer Express Trail Marker
Photo taken from northwest of marker.
away); Original Folsom Hydroelectric Plant (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ashland Station (approx. 3.3 miles away); Folsom City (approx. 3.3 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
More about this marker. Take Folsom Blvd. to Beals Point. Marker can be reached by walking north on levee. At the far end of levee, a trail goes up the hill on the left side. The marker is on this trail, a short hike up the hill, on the right side of trail.
 
Regarding Pioneer Express Trail. The original trail is under the waters of Folsom Lake.
 
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Folsom Lake image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 23, 2007
3. Folsom Lake
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,525 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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