Tryon Meadow Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail provides access to Milk Ranch Meadow, the southeastern side of Peep Sight Peak, Pacific Valley, and the northern end of Spicer Reservoir.

Elevation: 8445 feet.
Lat/Long: 38.5063, -119.8016

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Calaveras Ranger District (Hwy 4)
Permit Info: This trailhead accesses the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness; a wilderness permit is required for overnight visits to the wilderness.
Best Season: Summer, early fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From the Calaveras Ranger Station in Hathaway Pines, California, head east on Highway 4 for about 46 miles. Turn right when you see the sign for Highland Lakes and follow that road (Highland Lakes Road) for about 4 miles; the trailhead parking entrance is on the right, just before Tryon Meadow. Small native surface parking area at the trailhead. 

Accessible to all highway-legal vehicle types. Highland Lakes Road is paved for the first mile, then becomes a gravel road to the trailhead. The road may be rough in some spots.

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