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Horsetail Falls to Lake in the Woods and Ralston Peak

  • Folsom Park n Ride

    Corner of Folsom Blvd & Iron Point Rd
    (below McDonald's)
    Folsom, CA (map)

    38.644261 -121.191199

  • Look for the pink cowgirl hat
  • Host: Robyn's cell - [masked]


    Strenuous, 10 miles 3500 feet of total elevation gain.  Off trail from Horsetail  Falls to Lake in the Woods and from Ralston Peak to Cup Lake and the trail back down. Expect bouldering and some exposure to climb the falls.

    Trail Head start:  Pyramid Creek Trail Head to Horsetail Falls, just East of Strawberry on hwy 50 at 8:45  Trail Head finish:  Camp Sacramento Ralston Peak Trailhead.

    Since we will be in Desolation Wilderness only 6 people can sign up for this hike.

    Trip description: 

    We will start by climbing Horsetail Falls and going to Ropi Lake, cross the dam and then hike to the Lake in the Woods trail.  We will find the trail on the south side of Lake in the Woods and make our way to the Ralston Peak trail that comes from Echo Lake.  We will take this to the peak.  From the peak we will hike an easy off trail to Cup Lake and lateral over to the Ralston trail going back down to Camp Sacramento.

    Cars will be stashed at Camp Sacramento.  A car will be at the trail head.

    Be Prepared:

    Be prepared for Thunderstorms.Be prepared for Thunderstorms.

    Please pay drivers $4.00 per hour of driving..

    Have at least 2 liters of water although we can pump at Cup Lake.  

    Please take the 10 essentials for safe back country hiking.

    Leave No Trace

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  • Robyn

    The weather I look at and recommend on is the weather channel. It's on like donkey kong.

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Brian G

    Sorry have to work

    August 30, 2013

  • Marsha R

    Jim thanks for your response.

    August 30, 2013

  • Marsha R

    I don't have hiking poles, will that be a problem?

    August 29, 2013

    • jim m.

      Some like poles, some don't. I've been on this trail and it's not necessary.

      August 30, 2013

  • Barbara

    I'm sooooo sorry to miss this! I've been looking forward to it for a while now. But United Van Lines is delivering some things to me and they just pushed back the delivery date to Saturday. :(

    August 29, 2013

  • Shervin

    Is this hike taking place? Dogs Okay?

    August 27, 2013

  • Barbara

    Thanks for letting us know, Robyn. I'm very interested in this hike when you repost it.

    August 24, 2013

    • Robyn

      I already reposted it for next Saturday

      1 · August 24, 2013

    • Robyn

      Your RSVP transferred over

      1 · August 24, 2013

  • Robyn

    Sorry everyone. I am canceling this hike due to excessive excessive smoke from the Rim fire. I will reschedule.

    August 23, 2013

  • Jay S

    I think I am going to bow out on this hike. See you next time.

    August 23, 2013

  • Robyn

    Those interested in meeting at the downtown park n ride may meet and be ready to leave by 6:30

    August 22, 2013

  • Robyn

    Hi Adventurers,

    Please be mindful and change your RSVP today if you can't keep your RSVP so someone on the wait list will be able to plan for the hike.

    Thank you,


    August 21, 2013

  • John E.

    Hello Robin are you limiting to 6 on your own because you can take 12 with each permit

    August 20, 2013

  • Carrie M.

    Already planned another hike. Have fun!

    August 14, 2013

  • Carrie M.

    Opps, sorry! I already made other plans before a spot opened up. Have a great hike!

    August 14, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    Do you mean 7am start time it lists 7pm start time as of 8/4/2013?

    August 4, 2013


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