Here is a blog post by Brenan Greene of https://www.trail4runner.com
BALTIC RIDGE TRAIL (TRAILS) MORMON EMIGRANT GAP
Pictured Above is the Mormon Emigrant Gap Abandoned Ski Resort
BALTIC RIDGE TRAIL FROM MORMON EMIGRANT TRAIL/GAP (BETWEEN HIGHWAY 88/ CARSON PASS HIGHWAY AND HIGHWAY 50)
The Baltic Ridge Trail is a mix of easy to moderate off-road trails and fire roads off Mormon Emigrant Trail. From the East, you can access Mormon Emigrant Trail from Highway 88 near Kirkwood Ski Resort. From the west, you can access Mormon Emigrant Trail from the Sly Park Exit off Highway 50.
One of the most notable and iconic places on the Mormon Emigrant Trail is the old Abandoned Ski Resort (Iron Mountain Ski Resort). Iron Mountain Ski Resort was active for several years in the 80’s-90’s. This resort has since been shut down and several structures have been burned to the ground. You will find many structures still intact. There are old ski lifts, small buildings, and remains of an old hotel on what’s left of this historic property.
To the North and South of Mormon Emigrant Trail, there are hundreds of off-road trails and fire roads to explore. On the South side of Mormon Emigrant Trail, you will find the Baltic Ridge Trail. The Baltic Ridge Trail is one of many options for exploring this area of El Dorado’s National Forest. When exploring the Baltic Ridge Trail, it is important to note that this is not a well-marked trail. And, if you do not have an offline GPS system, it will be easy to take a wrong turn.
Baltic Ridge Trail Details:
- Stock: Ok, Lift Preferred
- Distance: 18 Miles
- Guns: Ok
- Camping: Few Good Spots – Very Scattered
- Terrain: Rocky, Washed Out Ruts, Thick Brush, Narrow Trails, Wide Open/ Easy
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TREKKING AROUND MORMON EMIGRANT GAP ABANDONED SKI RESORT
First, we met up at Iron Mountain Ski Resort. As we mentioned above, the Iron Mountain Ski Resort is a well-traversed point of interest in El Dorado County. You can shoot guns, wheel around, and take amazing photographs at the Iron Mountain Ski Resort. If you live in Sacramento, Placer or El Dorado County, this is a great place to come check out on the weekend.
STARTING THE BALTIC RIDGE TRAIL
Once you start into the Baltic Ridge Trail, you will begin down a standard fire road trail. Here is where we aired down our tires and got everything situated for the trail. From this point, we also mapped our direction down toward the bottom of the trail that pops out onto another fire road which then heads back onto Mormon Emigrant Trail.
BALTIC RIDGE TRAIL – FALL COLORS
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