Ice House Bike Trail

Area Status: Open

Location: 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50, 11 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3 ), and 2 miles east on the Wrights Lake Tie road to Ice House Reservoir.

Distance (one way): 2.0 miles from Ice House Campground to Strawberry Campground.

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. The trail is a dirt trail with a few short, steep grades.

Motor Vehicles are prohibited on the Bike Trail: access is by bicycle, horse, or foot only.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: None
Area Amenities: Parking
Open Season: Memorial Weekend - October
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Non-motorized trail only.
Closest Towns: Pollock Pines, CA
Operated By: USFS
Information Center: Information for the Crystal Basin Area is handled by the Placerville Ranger District at (530) 644-2324 in Camino year-round and the Crystal Information Station east of Union Valley Reservoir on Ice House Road during the summer.


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking


Parking: At Ice House Boatramp, Northwind and Strawberry Campgrounds.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Elevation : 
5,500 feet