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Trip Date:  02/11/2010

: 1.5 Miles

Vertical Gain: 500'

Group Size: 3
Hike Rating:  Easy   Moderate  Hard   Strenuous
Silver Creek Falls Hike
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Silver Creek Falls Elevation Profile
Start Coordinates:   N 38 49.202  W 120 18.881     End Coordinates:   Same as Starting Coordinates
Car Shuttle Req'd:   No Parking Directions:   Take the Ice House Road from Highway 50 and follow it for a few miles until you reach the turn for Ice House Reservoir/Wrights Lake Road.  Turn right, and follow it around the north side of the lake until you reach the parking at the end of the road.
Hazards of Note:   Steep dropoffs at a few of the falls along the way.
Crowd Factor:   Moderate.  Ice House reservoir is very busy during the summer, but past the lake is far less travelled.
General Notes:
At the end of Ice House Reservoir, you can take either a high trail or a low trail along the river which parallel each other and end up at the same place after less than a mile.  Some weekends during the summer there are actually kayakers braving these rapids and falls, but I have not seem them there in person.

A look at Tell's Peak a little south of Loon Lake. View from Ice House road near the start
Lower falls near the trailhead.
Lower falls
Tristan hiking on the trail. Tristan on the trail
More of the water coming down the falls. Moving up the falls
Another shot of Tristan on the trail.
Trail Tristan
Kayaker falls at our turnaround spot. Turnaround falls
Dustin taking in the falls.
Dustin hanging out at the falls    
The boys at the falls overlook. Dustin and Tristan at the turnaround
GPX track of the hike. GPX track of the hike