Placerville, CA 95667
- 2.5 miles
- 1 - 2 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 8300 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 8300 feet to 9000 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 700 feet
Your request has been processed, thank you.
We also have the following visitor guides in California. Click on any additional guides you would like to receive.
Carlsbad Southern California
Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country
Lake Havasu City Western Arizona
Lake Havasu City
Newport Beach Southern California
Sonoma County Wine Country
Visalia Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks
Costa Mesa Southern California
Carmel-By-The-Sea Monterey Peninsula
Yosemite/Mariposa County Yosemite National Park Area
Oceanside Southern California
Visit Buena Park Southern California
Visit Buena Park
Santa Rosa Sonoma County
Catalina Island Southern California
Vallejo Bay Area
We also have visitor guides available in states highlighted in blue below. Click on any state to see what's available.
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
Map + Directions
Turn north off Highway 88 at the Cal Trans Maintenance Station near Caples Lake. Continue for two miles to Schneider's Cow Camp where parking is available. Follow the four-wheel drive road for one-half mile to the trailhead. The trail leads around Little Round Top through stands of lodgepole and whitebark pine where it ends at the junction of the Pacific Crest Trail. A short cross-country trip to the 9500 foot summit of Little Round Top gives hikers a panoramic view of the surrounding Sierras and Caples Lake.