Silver Lake - Hwy 88

California Hwy 88 goes all the way from Stockton to Nevada. Here I have selected only a short section from Silver Lake to Mormon Emigrant Trail. The 11 km segment has a wide shoulder throughout, making riding ok on the otherwise relatively busy highway where cars pass by at high speeds. The views are pretty spectacular.

From Silver Lake you start with a 4 km 5% climb followed by rollers and downhill to the intersection with Mormon Emigrant Trail. You can continue the Mormon Emigrant Trail and after another few kilometers you have another choice with Silver Fork Rd.

Another section of Hwy 88 described is the Eastern approach to Carson Pass.

Views over Silver Lake

View to the North

View to the East

Views over Granite fields