Mormon Emigrant Trail (Iron Mountain Rd)

Mormon Emigrant Trail starts at Hwy 88 and goes down to Jenkinson Lake near Hwy 50 and Placerville. This section is also knows as Iron Mountain Rd. Typically you would start from Jenkinson Lake and climb up, I just happened to come from Silver Lake via Hwy 88.

From Hwy 88, you start with a few rollers, before you settle for a steady downhill. After a few kilomters you pass Silver Fork Rd.

Traffic is light to moderate (if you hit the weekend rush hour) and the pavement is good which makes the downhill fun.

View to the East towards Carson Pass

View to the West towards the foothills

View to the North