January 2019

Winter Fun in the Snow in Carson Pass

2018-12-23T19:28:13-07:00

When you think of mountain passes in the winter, you think of “closed”. Carson Pass is an exception. Visitors traveling the historic highway 88 in east central California can not only cross the pass at 8600 feet, but stop and stay awhile to enjoy the views and local history. Like […]

Winter Fun in the Snow in Carson Pass2018-12-23T19:28:13-07:00

August 2017

Sights to See Along California’s Scenic Highway 88

2018-06-11T03:28:29-07:00

Winding through some of California’s most picturesque landscape, Highway 88 provides a scenic drive across the state. As it carves its way through the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, the highway brings travelers to forests, lakes, and even a few man-made tourist attractions. Motorcyclists, solo drivers, and family vehicles alike will […]

Sights to See Along California’s Scenic Highway 882018-06-11T03:28:29-07:00

March 2017

As spring comes to the Sierra Nevada, take the scenic route to Lake Tahoe

2018-06-11T03:28:30-07:00

If you are heading up to gorgeous Lake Tahoe for a California mountain vacation this spring, why not seize the day: take the time to travel up the road less traveled. Set off for scenic Highway 88 to enjoy some of the unique and interesting sites along the way. The […]

As spring comes to the Sierra Nevada, take the scenic route to Lake Tahoe2018-06-11T03:28:30-07:00

January 2017

Winter Fun in the Snow in Carson Pass

2018-06-11T03:28:31-07:00

When you think of mountain passes in the winter, you think of “closed”. Carson Pass is an exception. Visitors traveling the historic highway 88 in east central California can not only cross the pass at 8600 feet, but stop and stay awhile to enjoy the views and local history. Like […]

Winter Fun in the Snow in Carson Pass2018-06-11T03:28:31-07:00

PIONEER CALIFORNIA

Pioneer is a census-designated place in Amador County, California. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) east-northeast of Pine Grove, at an elevation of 2986 feet (910 m), along State Route 88. The community is in ZIP code 95666 and area code 209. The population was 1,094 at the 2010 census.

Pioneer Station, built approximately 1925, is located in Pioneer however, it was never a Pony Express stop, a popular fallacy. It was a general store selling gas and water and offering camping sites. The old Pioneer Station still stands and is currently a private residence.

A post office opened in Pioneer in 1947.

Pioneer offers beautiful scenery for Route 88 motorists. There are a number of centuries-old tall pine trees and oak trees, as well as lakes for water sports and fishing.

+ The Kirkwood Lake Tract is located near here.
+ Mace Meadow Golf Course – golf and restaurant
+ Scenic Hwy 88 drive
+ Outdoor Activities – boating, fishing

Pioneer Inn & Suites provides accommodations for visitors to the surrounding Gold Country towns of:
Pine Grove, California
West Point, California
Wilseyville, California
Fiddletown, California