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Shirley Canyon Trail

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The Shirley Canyon Trail is a moderate/strenuous yet very rewarding hike from the base of Squaw Valley up to High Camp. It starts along beautiful Squaw Creek as you pass along clear pools and rushing waterfalls of freezing snowmelt. Rising 2000 vertical feet in just under 4 miles, the trail takes you by Shirley Lake, a perfect place to take a dip on a hot summer day. From there you are just a short distance from High Camp, where hikers are rewarded with a pool, hot tub, bar and restaurant, AND a complimentary ride down on the tram! If you wish to experience high alpine scenery but prefer an easier walk, you can buy a ticket and take the tram up to High Camp and walk around from there. The Shirley Canyon trailhead is located at the end of Squaw Peak Road.

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