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Lover's Leap Trail #17E12

Easy/Intermediate

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2.7 mile 4.4 kilometer point to point
76% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 467' 142 m
Descent: -983' -300 m
High: 6,888' 2,100 m
Low: 5,920' 1,804 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Donna Endacott

A great trail from Camp Sacramento to Lover's Leap overlooking Strawberry Lodge on Hwy 50.

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This trail starts at a parking area off Highway 50. This is a rather hidden trail with lots of trees, though there are breaks in the tree cover which provide awesome views of the American River Canyon north to Horsetail Falls, and east toward Echo Summit and west toward Placerville. The view from the rocky top of Lover's Leap is well worth the climb and the time. The trail continues south and west of Lover's Leap, ending at a forest road.

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#14

in Lake Tahoe

#797

in California

#7,846

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Waterfall on the trail to Lover's Leap
Mar 14, 2018 near South L…, CA
View of Horsetail Falls to the north.
Mar 13, 2018 near South L…, CA
Coming up the trail about 2/3 the way to Lovers Leap. Looking north across highway 50 towards horse tail falls.
Nov 18, 2018 near South L…, CA
At the top of Lovers Leap, below the sign telling you not to throw rocks.
Nov 18, 2018 near South L…, CA
The road leading into Camp Sacramento (where the hike begins)
Nov 18, 2018 near South L…, CA
The upper fork takes hikers to the top of Lover's Leap. The lower fork, the historic Pony Express Trail, takes hikers below to Lover's Leap campground. To the photog's back, the trail goes to Camp Sacramento.
Mar 14, 2018 near South L…, CA

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