Virtual Guidebook to Lake Tahoe, Northern Sierra, and the Gold Country
Foresthill and the Placer County Grove
Tahoe National Forest California


Foresthill is a rambling community located just off the main highway corridor. Roads lead from there into the rugged forests of Tahoe National Forest. A notable feature is the 730-foot high Foresthill Bridge, built to cross Auburn Lake, which does not exist. The Auburn Dam project was cancelled due to concerns about seismic safety.

The northernmost grove of giant Sequoias is located here, and consists of just six mature trees. A row of younger trees were planted.



 thumbnail

North Fork of the Middle Fork of the American River, from Mosquito Ridge

(June 10, 2001)


 thumbnail

From the Grouse Falls Overlook on Mosquito Ridge

(June 10, 2001)


 thumbnail

Western azaleas blooming in the Placer County Grove of Giant Sequoias

(June 10, 2001)


 thumbnail

Young Sequoias in the Placer County Grove

(June 10, 2001)


Next Locality: Georgetown