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Pyramid Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
78% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 365' 111 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,779' 2,066 m
Low: 6,413' 1,955 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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A more significant option branching from the family-friendly loop to Horsetail Falls.

Michael Ahnemann

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Description

In the spring, when snow melt is high, the Horsetail Waterfall can be incredible. This trail is accessed from the Pyramid Creek Trailhead. You can use the Pyramid Creek Loop Trail to access this trail and to see some additional scenery along the way. Once you've made it onto this trail, you'll continue up to the wilderness boundary.

You'll scramble a bit over granite outcrops, and you might feel like you've lost your way at times, but essentially, you'll be headed straight up towards the falls, with the creek on your right. When you get to the falls, it's possible to continue beyond the end of the marked trail, but don't attempt this unless you're a skilled backcountry runner. It's slippery and potentially quite dangerous towards the top of the falls.

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Stream crossings during extremely high water level period. Waterfall flowed down from Peak 8417 and flooded forest.
Apr 8, 2018 near South L…, CA
Horsetail Falls.
Sep 2, 2016 near South L…, CA
Horsetail Falls July 21, 2018
Jul 22, 2018 near South L…, CA
Horsetail Falls Trail.
Sep 2, 2016 near South L…, CA
Spring time at the Pyramid Creek, when the waterfalls are in their prime.
May 5, 2019 near South L…, CA
Heading into the Wilderness.
Sep 2, 2016 near South L…, CA

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