Pyramid Creek Loop Trail

Pyramid Creek Loop Trail

Twin Bridges, California 95735
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The Pyramid Creek Loop trail is located outside of Desolation Wilderness. Note: If you proceed beyond this trail, a wilderness permit is required. To obtain a day use permit during the summer, self-register at the wilderness boundary. 

This trail offers beautiful views of the American River Canyon, Lover's Leap, Horsetail Falls and geological interests. Follow the trail north, then loop back south on the old trail bed down to the granite slabs and return to Highway 50.

The trailhead is located on the north side of Highway 50 at Twin Bridges approximately one-half mile east of Strawberry. Follow the trail east and then north up to Pyramid Creek and turn right (east ) at the sign and follow the trial along the creek.

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