Placerville, CA 95667
- 4 miles
- 1.5 - 2.5 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 5700 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 5700 feet to 6400 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 700 feet
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Map + Directions
Follow the Silver Fork Road from Kyburz for approximately ten miles turning left just before Fitch Rantz Bridge onto a four-wheel drive road. Which leads one-quarter mile to the trailhead. The trail follows along the north side of Caples Creek through virgin forest, intersecting the Silver Fork Trail and continues through beautiful Jake Schneider's Meadow, intersecting the Old Silver Lake Trail. From this junction, the trail proceeds uphill for nearly one mile where it ends at the junction of Government Meadows Trail.