To the east, at the base of the peak, lies Pyramid Lake. [[Category:Mountains of El Dorado County, California]], Alpine Ski Tours - Lake Tahoe: Southwest Topographic Map,, El Dorado County, California geography stubs, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 May 2020, at 10:53. Phone: (530) 573-2694, View Pyramid Peak Image Gallery - 219 Images. Finding the trail: Rocky Canyon is the first water course on Hwy 50 heading north just after passing the last of the houses of Strawberry. Pyramid Peak (right) Mt. Unofficially Named Peak. Wrights Road, which leads to the trail head from Highway 50 is paved but has grades which require an all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive vehicle when snow is on the road. All Rights Reserved. Climb up on the slope look for it. We found a dead tree across the creek about 500 yards upstream of what may be the usual crossing point, and we were able to make a safe crossing. Latitude/Longitude (WGS84) 33° 20' 11'' N, 116° 9' 17'' W. 33.33633, -116.154628 (Dec Deg) Overview. Price (middle left). Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Pyramid Peak Trail is a 9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Bridges, California that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. [2] With an elevation gain of almost 4,100 feet (1,250 m), the Rocky Canyon route is the mountain's most popular approach although it is very arduous. Photo taken from Devils Garden Vista on Highway 88 (2014-09-23).

The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from October until April. Its a small trail but distinct and easy to follow once you're on it. Length 9.6 mi Elevation gain 3,605 ft Route type Out & Back It is not marked. Pyramid Peak is a mountain in the California's Sierra Nevada in the Crystal Range to the west of Lake Tahoe. Agassiz (middle right) and Mt.

Routes The trail head has level and ample room to park at. Once across, there was snow cover almost all of the way up. (161), Comments It is the highest point in the Desolation Wilderness. Named after it’s unmistakable shape, from a distance it looks like a huge granite pyramid.

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