Tryon Meadow Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The trail is temporarily closed due to the Henry Fire. For Area Closure go to the Forest Order  

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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