This popular trail near Lake Tahoe is about 5 miles round trip, and offers a moderate hike with the perfect summer afternoon reward - a jump in a lake!
Place Category: State Parks
Empire Mine State Historic Park is the site of one of the oldest, largest, deepest, longest and richest gold mines in California. In existence for more than 100 years, the mine produced 5.6 million ounces of gold before it closed in 1956. The park consists of forested backcountry and eight miles of trails – including easy hikes (for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding) – in the park. Read more…