Salmon Falls Road to Pilot Hill
US 49 through Cool to the American River Confluence
Turn Right away from Auburn at the T-Junction over the Confluence
Follow the road up to another T-Junction
Go Right towards Foresthill
On the right hand side of the road there is a Stage Coach wheel as a memorial to Old Joe.
Return along the route you came, except don't take the road down to the confluence - go straight instead and across the Foresthill Road Bridge
Go into Auburn
Take the Folsom Auburn Road back towards Folsom
Just before getting to Folsom join the American River Bike Trail (ARBT) at Beal's point
Go past Rainbow Bridge in Folsom and the Hazel Dam along the ARBT.
Continue to the Rancho Cordova park along the ARBT and turn around.
Back at Rainbow Bridge return to Folsom.
A little about Old Joe, he was the lead horse in, I think, a Wells Fargo Stage Coach team that was shot and killed by a highway robber.
Trip Data from my house
5600 ft climbed
15 MPH average speed
47.5 MPH maximum speed
© Roland Wooster, 2007. All rights reserved.