Emigrant Gap Intro

Concept plan for 1st visit to Emigrant Gap area along I-80. Idea is to obtain the vista from Iron Point (and get oriented to the Euchre Bar trailhead), visit Gould Park at Cisco Grove, check out the trailhead to Red Mtn / Signal Peak, and stop to see the Emigrant Gap historic marker. Coming from west of the mountains and returning in that direction. Opportunities for exploring the trails as desired and time allows.

Iron Point-Euchre Bar Trail
Iron Point-Euchre Bar Trail
Outdoor Adventures | Hiking Trail or Trailhead

Iron Point and Euchre Bar Trailhead are located 3.5 miles from the Alta Exit at Interstate 80. The area is within the American River Ranger District of Tahoe National Forest. The views from Iron Point into the American River Canyon are spectacular.…

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Gould Park at Cisco Grove
Gould Park at Cisco Grove
Natural Area | Community or County Park

The original James L. Gould sailed from Rockland, Maine when he was 18, arriving in San Francisco. He eventually bought land in the Sierra, including Cisco Grove. He was also involved in the Gold Run Ditch and Mining Co. His son Lewis Allen Gould…

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Red Mountain
Red Mountain
Outdoor Adventures | Scenic Viewpoint
Magnificent Panoramic Views, Fascinating History, Interesting Geology Categories: Hiking Cultural/historical The peak of Red Mountain stands two thousand feet above Interstate 80, above the Eagle Lakes exit between the Highway…
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Emigrant Gap (No. 403 California Historical Landmark)
Emigrant Gap (No. 403 California Historical Landmark)
Community | Historic Site or District

The name Emigrant Gap comes from an opening in the mountains at the head of Bear River. Emigrants from across the United States used this steep and rough gap in the Sierra Nevada to reach the gold fields. Once crossing the gap, the emigrants…

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In This Trip Plan

1 Iron Point-Euchre Bar Trail
2 Gould Park at Cisco Grove
3 Red Mountain
4 Emigrant Gap (No. 403 California Historical Landmark)