Horsetail Falls & Pyramid Creek

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Horsetail Falls & Pyramid Creek

Horsetail Falls & Pyramid Creek
4.5

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Chris P
24 contributions
Rated difficult, but worth every step.
Jul 2019 • Couples
Poorly marked trail at times, but it makes it all the more satisfying when you figure it out and reach the Falls. We also took a bit of a sidebar and caught the Cascading Falls as well which took a little longer, but it was worth every single step!
Written July 29, 2019
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CaptainSPI
Sugar Land, TX848 contributions
Beautiful, but use Caution
Jul 2019 • Friends
This was a great hike/climb for a partial day's adventure. Everyone knows this, so here are a few observations. 1.) wear hiking shoes/boots; do not wear sandals or flip flops 2.) have a map or a working GPS. Trails are not obvious especially as you hike higher 3.) take lots of water in the summer and sun protection, especially a hat 4.) energy snacks not necessary but you might need a sugar/protein boost 5.) portions of the trail are difficult, lots of loose rock and cobbles; use caution 6.) they're were some water crossing on the 4th of July, be prepared 7.) don't do this alone and please don't do anything stupid 8.) parents, control your children. I saw one child knocking over all the trail markers, rock cairns, and laughing about it 9.) look around in all directions to fully enjoy the scenery 10.) take lots of pics and offer to take groups pics of other hikers. We were a group of eight, mid to late 60's and all made it to the falls with only one minor ankle bruise, my ankle! Enjoy this hike!
Written July 22, 2019
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Tiffneem
23 contributions
AMAZING WATERFALL!
Jun 2019 • Couples
This climb through desolation wilderness is not for everyone, but so worth it if you are physically able to make the climb!
Written June 7, 2019
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Petch
Twin Bridges, CA2 contributions
Best hike in the Tahoe area
Jun 2019 • Solo
Horsetail Falls & Pyramid Creek

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One of the best hikes in the Tahoe area. Difficult

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One of my favorites hikes. Easy hiking leads to base of the falls, but to reach the top, good route finding skills and scrambling is required. When in doubt, go west away from the falls. While in the area also check out Lover’s Leap guides
Written June 6, 2019
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Aaron W
1 contribution
Car broken into at Pyramid Creek Trailhead Lot
Sep 2018 • Family
Went overnight camping here. Got the permit and parked overnight in the lot on a Friday night. When we returned someone had broken into the car, stole a dashcam (hidden, not on windshield), a salad bowl(?), and for good measure they tore off my radio antenna. Unsure what to say. Maybe bring a shotgun and don't leave anything of value in car.
Written September 21, 2018
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Kathryn C
Mukwonago, WI149 contributions
Great hike, beautiful views
Aug 2018 • Family
We did a group hike up to the falls. Was moderately difficult due to the uneven rocks throughout the hike. There were plenty of good spots to stop and take breaks if needed. The kids had fun going in the water for a swim and to cool off. We would recommend this hike. Wear comfortable shoes, bring plenty of water and snacks!
Written August 19, 2018
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Bill M
1,370 contributions
Best Hike Ever
Jun 2018 • Family
We loved this hike! The trail runs along the stream, so you have water & falls views the whole way. Lots of spots to stop for a snack & an incredible view.

If you want to hike to the base of the falls, follow the path along the river. It isn't maintained so can be challenging with all the rocks & trees. Personally, it made it that much more rewarding and exciting. Can be difficult at times, so be prepared & cautious.
Written June 21, 2018
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Timothy Y
Redwood City, CA2,036 contributions
Rock Scramble - Go Now!!!
Jul 2017 • Family
We went with our 4, 8 and 10 year olds on July 4th. Got there at 11am and the parking lot to the trailhead was full. FYI - it's a $5 permit fee to park in there. We ended up parking about .2 miles down on the side of the road. The beginning of the trail has 2 bathrooms with pit toilets. Try to go beforehand to avoid using them.

We were lucky there were a lot of people on the trail. Even with gps, i had trouble staying on the trail. There are plenty of ways to get to the falls, just keep heading towards it and look out for the occasional cairn (stacked rocks). There is a lot of rock scrambling and some places you need to balance on a log or wood to cross water. The kids did it fine though.

I heard a local say it's the strongest he's ever seen the falls, so go ASAP! Lots of photo ops at the falls. Places for kids to play along the way although the currents were really strong. Shade is on and off, so bring lots of water if it's warm/hot.

This is a wonderful hike less than 30 mins from South Lake Tahoe!
Written July 5, 2017
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KarenR456
Foresthill, CA29 contributions
Gorgeous creek and scenery
Jun 2017 • Couples
After a banner year of rain and snowfall (200% of average), the snowmelt in late June made for a very swollen creek (more like a river). Some sections of the creek had shallow pools and slower diversions where little ones could wade in and play (with supervision of course). Trail hard to follow at times but it was easy enough to follow the creek upstream for most of the way. Hiking poles very helpful when crossing wet areas. About an hour in, hiking became steeper and more challenging so we stopped to admire the falls, have a snack and return. Go early and on a weekday to avoid crowds and a full parking lot. $5 parking fee at trailhead, only one pit toilet (of three) was open (on a Monday) and wilderness permits are recommended even for day use hikers (about 30 minutes up the trail). Two hours was all we needed to get some great exercise, pictures and a good dose of fresh air and gorgeous scenery! A must-see!
Written June 27, 2017
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GlobalVillage
Burlington, VT501 contributions
Open. Flowing. Big. Beautiful. Bring Cash For Parking. Wear Layers.
Nov 2016 • Couples
If you have the time, you can hike all the way to Horsetail Falls. If you have less time, you can enjoy the shorter Pyramid Creek loop, while still enjoying the view of Horsetail Falls. We went in November 2016; thanks to the 490% above average rainfall in October, there was (lots of) water, water everywhere! Bring cash for parking. Wear Layers. We'd love to hike here again!
Written November 14, 2016
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