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Omega Diggins Overlook Hike

Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California

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  • Viewpoint from the parking lot.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
  • Omega Diggings.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
  • The parking lot for the Omega Diggings Overview Trail.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
  • Restrooms.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
  • Omega Diggings Overview Trail.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
  • Omega Diggings Overview Trail.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
  • Omega Diggings Overview Trail.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
  • Omega Diggings Overview Trail.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
  • Overview platform.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
  • View from the Omega Diggings overview platform.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
  • View from the Omega Diggings overview platform.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
  • View from the Omega Diggings overview platform.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
  • View from the Omega Diggings overview platform.- Omega Diggins Overlook Hike
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Pros: 
Great view. Easy access. Facilities.
Cons: 
Short hike.
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Region:
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, CA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
25.00 ft (7.62 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
0.50 mi (0.80 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
5,019.00 ft (1,529.79 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Two of the largest hydraulic gold mines in the Sierra Nevada Mountains can be seen just a quarter-mile from a rest stop on Highway 20. Named by miners in the mid 1800s, Alpha and Omega Diggings only had a 30 year run before legislation shut down hydraulic mining due to it's environmental impact.

The short interpretive trail takes you to a viewing platform where you can catch a beautiful view of the surrounding Sierra. Alpha and Omega are noticeable by the huge gold color “scars” man has left on the mountain side. Although it is a very short hike, it's a good spot to get out of the car and stretch your legs!

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