Placerville, CA 95667
- 2.5 miles
- 1 - 2 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 5900 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 5900 feet to 6900 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 1000 feet
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Map + Directions
From Highway 50 (one-quarter mile west of Strawberry) turn south at the 42 Mile Picnic Area, cross the bridge and take a right following Packsaddle Pass Road for one mile to the junction with Strawberry Canyon Road. Follow Strawberry Canyon Road for one-half mile to the trailhead. The trail leads to the top of Lovers Leap (a nationally renowned rock climbing area) for a breathtaking view of the South Fork of the American River drainage. The trail continues on for one mile to Camp Sacramento. Only hiking is allowed on the east side of the trail between Lovers Leap and Camp Sacramento.