The Highway 50 Association’s annual Wagon Train is a celebration of those who migrated to this area in covered wagons in search of gold long ago. Every year, authentic covered wagons and horse-drawn buggies participate in this parade. Everyone involved wears period clothing and lives like the people back in the 1840s did for up to a week. It’s quite a sight to see!
This year is the 73rd annual Wagon Train. From Saturday, June 4 to the following Saturday, June 11, the Wagon Train will ride from Round Hill Village, NV, on the west side of Lake Tahoe all the way to Placerville, CA, which is further southeast of the lake. You can view the entire itinerary for the journey here to see where you can spot them.
Participants stop to make camp every evening and continue on the next morning. At each stop, the entire group gathers for dinner, has campfires, and lives the way that the early pioneers did.
Registration is still open.
- Members of Highway 50 Association full trip: $110
- Non-Members full trip: $130
- Family Rate (includes 4 or more immediate family members): $400 for the full trip
- Daily registration: $25 per day per person
- Wagon Seat as a passenger in someone else’s wagon: $130 for whole trip, or $25 per day per person
To register and for more details, visit Highway 50’s website.