Silverfork of the American River
Overview: A pleasant 3 hour drive starting at
Shingle Springs (Hwy 50 at Ponderosa Rd. exit) through Diamond
Springs and Pleasant Valley, Mormon Emigrant Trail to Silverfork
Rd., north to Hwy 50 and then west to the Strong's place in Pollock
Pines for a late lunch. This route eliminates any long, steep
climbs. Total trip is approximately 75 mi.
Plan on arriving at our meeting place at 10:00 AM. Take
Highway 50 East and exit at Ponderosa Rd/ShingleSprings. Proceed
straight ahead on Mother Lode Drive .6 mi. (past Riebes and Pacific
Pride Gas Station) to Bradford Park Restrooms available and
the Train Station Cafe is nearby.
10:15 AM Depart park east on Mother Lode Drive for 2.8 mi. Turn
right at the fork toward Diamond Springs and El Dorado on to
Pleasant Valley Rd.
22.5 mi. Turn right onto Mormon Emigrant Trail and go approx. 3.5mi.
to the Information Station turnout on the right to regroup. Continue
east until Silverfork Road sign
42.7 mi. Turn left and enjoy the downhill drive through the back
woods of the Sierra to Hwy 50 and the town of Kyburz
56. 1 mi. Potty stop at the 2nd campground (watch for an old cabin
on the left), if desired
58.1 mi. Take Hwy. 50 west to Pollock Pines and Mark and Gail's
75.1 mi. Take Exit 60 Sly Park Rd., turn right then left on Pony
Directions to Mark and Gail Strong's
Right turn on Forebay Rd.
1/4 mi. to Deep Haven Rd. and turn right
1/4 mi. to Canyon Edge Rd., also a right turn
Proceed straight through the next intersection (Randolph Canyon Rd.)
to Private Road and Apple Haven--
2nd driveway on the left. 6620 Canyon Edge Rd.
2:00 PM Lunch will be authentic "street tacos". Bring your choice
of beverage and a salad or dessert to share.
There should be some apples to pick, so bring a bucket or bag. Jane
Alexander has promised to do an applesauce canning demonstration.
Please RSVP by October 10th. Call (530) 647-1672 or email:
Hope you can join us!