Lovers Leap

Twin Bridges, California

Lovers Leap Professional Review and Guide

"Lovers Leap is a picturesque granite dome that tops out almost at 7000 feet and has a nearly 600-foot face that is the envy of technical climbers from far and wide. For non-climbers, a 1.25-mile trail beginning in Camp Sacramento is the easiest route to the top of Lovers Leap and the dramatic view across the chasm of South Fork American River to the peaks of Desolation Wilderness."

Lovers Leap Reviews

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6/6/2015
A little wonky to pass through camp sacramento to access the trailhead. I would recommend doing this hike during a shoulder season so the camp isn't in use. The trail itself is very pleasant- nicely maintained, shaded, great views of horsetail falls on the other side of the canyon during the spring. Cons would be Highway traffic noise for the first half of the hike and potential for crowds when the camp is in use.
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5/19/2007
Short, moderately steep trail with great views. We encountered some snow on the trail, but nothing that warranted ice axes or crampons.
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Trail Information

Twin Bridges
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.5
Distance
500 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Duration
Best June through October
Season
Eldorado National Forest at 530-644-2324, www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Echo Summit, Pyramid Peak
Local Maps
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Jun 2018