Lincoln Highway Association: California Chapter P.O. Box 447
Carmichael, CA 95609

Car Cruise over Echo Summit (South Lake Tahoe)

  [Photo of original road through forest]
Original road through the forest
Photo by C.N. Plummer

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The one-day caravan begins and ends at:

Crowne Plaza Hotel Sacramento Northeast (formerly Holiday Inn Sacramento I-80 Northeast)
5321 Date Ave
Sacramento, CA 95841
At the Madison Ave. exit off I-80

Departure is at 9:00 AM sharp! Please arrive 15 minutes early. Return time is early evening.

On this cruise, you will see:

  • historic 1915 Gold Creek Bridge on Orangevale Avenue in Sacramento
  • historic town of Folsom
  • original highway alignments on Placerville Road and White Rock Road
  • original 14-foot wide paving on Old Bass Lake Road
  • historic gold-rush buildings along Mother Lode Road
  • 1914 Weber Creek Bridge on Forni Road
  • historic downtown Placerville
  • Sierra Nevada foothills on US 50
  • original highway alignments on Carson Road and on the Pony Express Trail Road from Camino to Pollock Pines
  • historic marker for the Great Stage Coach Robbery of 1864
  • stone ruins at Pacific House
  • Bridalveil Falls
  • site of historic Riverton Bridge
  • upper Sierra Nevadas on US 50 through Riverton, White Hall, Kyburz, Strawberry and Twin Bridges
  • vistas of Sierra Nevada rushing rivers and waterfalls in the early summer
  • original highway alignment over Echo Summit on Johnson Pass Road
  • lodge at Echo Summit and its vista of the Lake Tahoe basin
  • original pine-tree-lined Pioneer Trail
  • shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe at Stateline, Nevada

The return trip to Sacramento will be on US 50.

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[Map of Echo Summit Cruise]