Placerville, CA 95667
- 3 miles
- 1.5 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 6960 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 6960 feet to 7000 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 40 feet
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Map + Directions
The trail starts across form the wilderness trailhead over flow parking area near the entrance to Wrights Lake (use the Rockbound and Twin Lakes Trailhead directions). The trail heads in a westerly direction on top of a ridge. The first 1.3 miles of the trail has an average grade of about five percent and is easy to follow. The trail descends into the Jones Fork drainage at a grade of twenty to thirty percent for approximately 1.3 miles to a dirt road. Follow this road for approximately 0.3 miles to the Ice House/Wrights Lake Road. The trail is in fair condition and has several scenic views of the Jones Creek drainage and the Crystal Range to the east. The trail is recommended for hikers, mountain bicycles and equestrians. No motor vehicles are allowed.