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Pyramid Creek Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 294' 90 m
Descent: -202' -62 m
High: 6,405' 1,952 m
Low: 6,117' 1,864 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)

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A shorter, gentler version of the route up to Horsetail Falls, with a small cascade of its own.

Michael Ahnemann

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Description

Parking for this trail is at the easy to find Pyramid Creek Trailhead. The trailhead can be busy, but there are running water and flush toilets available here.

Look for the well-marked Pyramid Creek Loop Trail, and you'll head towards the creek. Families can enjoy a mini version of Horsetail Falls along the way, without having to worry about navigating terrain that is too strenuous. Just avoid the trail that branches off towards the Wilderness Boundary - that's a much more involved trail up to the actual Horsetail Falls.

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#8,339

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Flooded forest after significant warm rainfall, below the Cascade Viewpoint and above Highway 50
Apr 8, 2018 near South L…, CA
Cascade Viewpoint during flooding period. Looking out towards Lover's Leap and Western Sierra.
Apr 8, 2018 near South L…, CA
Pyramid Creek.
Sep 2, 2016 near South L…, CA
A little sandy, but overall a nice, easy trail.
Sep 2, 2016 near South L…, CA
Horsetail Falls Trail.
Sep 2, 2016 near South L…, CA
Pyramid Creek
Jul 22, 2018 near South L…, CA

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