Placerville, CA 95667
- 5.6 miles
- 3 - 4 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 6680 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 6680 feet to 8400 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 1720 feet
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Map + Directions
Park at the Lyons Creek trailhead on the Wrights Lake Road. Follow the old roadbed east generally paralleling Lyons Creek through meadows and forested areas. The wildflowers are gorgeous in the early summer. The last two miles to Lyons and Sylvia Lakes are inside the Desolation Wilderness boundary and require a wilderness permit .