Placerville, CA 95667
- 1.5 miles
- 1 to 1-1/2 hrs
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 6000 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 6000 feet to 6800 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 800 feet
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Map + Directions
Follow the directions given for the Caples Creek trail to where it intersects the Old Silver Lake Trail at Jake Schneider's Meadow. After crossing Caples Creek (use caution - no bridge), one can hike through mixed stands of virgin pine and fir. Switchbacks ascend the ridge top to where the trail meets the Silver Fork Trail coming in from the southwest.