Shirley Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 6,228 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,485 feet.
Shirley Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Although the tread of the Shirley Lake Trail evolved from the repeated bootprints of hikers rather than planned design and construction, the informal path that follows alongside Squaw Creek for much of the distance is a delightful route for young and old alike. Families with young children will find plenty of enjoyment frolicking in the creek or picnicking along the banks, even without traveling all the way to the lake. With the extra effort of a steep 1.5-mile climb from the lake, hikers can enjoy the pleasures of High Camp before returning to Squaw Valley via a ride on the cable car."
--Mike White, Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press).
"Squaw Creek rambles down a steep canyon from the heights
of Granite Chief and Solitude to the Squaw Valley ski
resort’s busy village. A trail climbs more than 1,300 feet from
the base to the top of the resort’s aerial tram but, to keep it
easy, this route takes you as far as a set of lovely cascades."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourre, Best Easy Day Hikes: Lake Tahoe (Falcon Guides).
"A series of cascades on Squaw Creek is an easy walk upstream from the base of the Squaw Valley ski resort."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourré, Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California (Falcon Guides).
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