Tahoe National Forest
Mileage: 6 miles one-way
Elevation: 3,520 to 1,520 feet
Use Level: Light
Topographic Map: Michigan Bluff
Access: This section of trail is part of the Western States Trail system. The trail is accessible at both ends by auto. One trailhead is located about 1/4 mile east of Michigan Bluff.
Trail Description: The trail drops off quickly into Eldorado Canyon and switchbacks down to the footbridge over Eldorado Creek. Good camping and fishing is available here. After crossing the West Branch of Eldorado Creek, the trail continues up the other side of the canyon offering some very scenic views of the rugged topography. The trail flattens out and eventually intersects the Deadwood Road near the old Deadwood Cemetery, which acts as the other trailhead for the trip. This hike can be made in a day by anyone in good physical condition, or a more leisurely overnight trip.
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Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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