Lovers Leap Trail

MODERATE 88 reviews
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Lovers Leap Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kyburz, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
531 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike. Lots of boulders and rocks which makes for some unsteady steps (a bit tough on ankles and bad knees) but plenty of flat areas about halfway in. Hiked to the cement bridge to the beautiful river. Very little parking. Plan ahead. If you can get a space there is a five dollar fee. We parked outside camp area and walked in. May 19, 2018

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail late April. Still quite a bit of snow on the ground as the trail is mostly on a north facing slope. Trail was a little hard to follow in the snow. It was a gorgeous day and the view from the leap was amazing! Crystal clear day!

4 months ago

Super awesome hike!!! A little snowy at the bottom but clears up pretty quick! Great view at the top!

hiking
5 months ago

This was a great hike to do with my 8&9 year old. They felt so accomplished once they made it to the top. And beautiful views this late in dec! A little icy and slippery but it just added to the fun!

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

Went mid October for a mild climate and gorgeous views. We brought a lunch despite it being a pretty short hike and ended up at the viewpoint spot to eat. Windy but fun nonetheless. The starting point wasn’t too hard to find, but a bit odd as we walked through an old camp to get to the starting point. After that easy elevation gain. Would recommend.

hiking
7 months ago

absolutely love this trail. The hike in was great even the switchback at the top isn't that bad. I'll make this a regular hike from now on. parking at the entrance to camp sacramento was easy.

hiking
8 months ago

I started at Camp Sacramento. This trail is not very strenuous untill the last 1/8 of a mile which is almost streight up. it is a beautiful hike with well worn trail. Although the trail is well worn it is not well marked at a couple junctions. Keep right at the first junction and left (folow trail up hill) at the 2nd junction. The views from the top are outstanding. If you bring kids be mindful of the cliff side of the mountian. Well worth the short hike.

9 months ago

Great day hike spot! Pack a lunch and get going, not a tough hike at all. More like a stroll through a beautiful park until the last bit. I came in from the camp sacramento side though. When you get to the top and see the view you will love it. That's when you crack a beer, pack your pipe and eat lunch. Never camped over night, Didn't see the point because you get to the top so quick but I've always wanted to. The stars would be amazing from up there.

hiking
10 months ago

Did this hike today - overall, it was easy, and shorter than I expected! The trail is very easy to find. All you have to do is make a right turn into Camp Sacramento, drive down the path, cross the bridge and then there will be a designated parking spot for the trail users to the left of the archery. After that, just keep following the trail signs and when you reach cabin #52, then you're going the right way. It only took me about an hour up with my friend (with short breaks) and about 30 mins back. The views on the way up is nice. You get to see a glimpse of Horsetail Falls, followed by Pyramid Peak! When you reach the top of Lover's Leap, be prepared for a beautiful - gorgeous view. You're about 577 FT of elevation gain, and it takes your breath away (not literally) and there is so many spots to take photos, especially if you're a photographer like me. The wind gust at the top is also really nice for a hot day! I would recommend this trail for experienced and inexperienced hikers (of all ages) to use the trail. Just use caution as always! 5 out of 5 for me.

hiking
10 months ago

Went on a Thursday and only saw one other person going the other way. Hike there is very lush with many wild flowers and a beautiful view at the top.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice one!! There's 4 free parking spots a short distance after turning into Camp Sacramento. Great view of Horsetail Falls along the way and great views from the top! Enjoy!!!

10 months ago

short but beautiful the whole way, and plenty of wildflowers to add to the beauty!

11 months ago

Good hike. Beautiful at the top.

11 months ago

Great hike! Came in through camp Sacramento and there was parking about 5 minutes walk to trailhead. Pretty easy hike gets a little steep toward the end. But amazing views and the breeze coming over the mountains felt amazing.

Would recommend for all types of Hikers, both experienced and inexperienced.

11 months ago

We hike different versions of this trail every time we come up here and it remains a favorite! This one is great for the kiddos.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Only giving 3 stars probably because we first took Horsetail Falls which was breathtaking. There is still some muddy patches and snow patches too but made it to the viewpoint in hiking boots. The view was quite nice.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

There is still some snow in June. So a little bit muddy and sometimes you have to walk on the snow. Bring a hiking stick or you can pick a tough branch on the road. Once you get higher, more rocks and pebbles there. A little slippery. Open scene on the top and windy.

Friday, June 02, 2017

I single handedly lead my group of misfits on this trail. They couldn't hang with Pakiboy but I still carried all there weight. Started a campfire with my hammock an was enjoying some home made egg rolls.

hiking
Friday, November 18, 2016

perfect hike for all family skill level. dog friendly. vehicle parking off of Highway 50. Trailhead entrance off of Camp Sacramento was fun to explore in the shoulder season. the views from the top were incredible. plan on bringing a picnic lunch.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wonderful hike with my wife and love of 30 years. Beautiful views and an ammmazing journey up and down. K&T

hiking
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Beautiful view at the top and could even see horsetail falls going up!

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Park at Camp Sacramento.

hiking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Great moderate hike!! Start at bottom by Strawberry lodge.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Took some friends and three very young children to the very top. Had to carry them a bit... big suggestion: make kids wear pants. They will undoubtedly fall down on the trail at some point. Make sure their legs are protected. Great hike, my second time up, and a good challenge for newer hikers.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Amazing trail with an incredible view of Strawberry down below at end. High winds made it treacherous to stand by the edge of the cliff but still well worth the effort. For the trail itself, look for camp Sacramento passed the village of Strawberry, you'll find a small dirt road that leads into the camp on the right hand side of highway 50. Go through the gate and as soon as you cross a small bridge there's parking on the left hand side. This is where the trail starts... just follow the sings that say "LL" and you'll find yourself at the end in no time.

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

It was a very nice fairly easy hike! Pretty views, nobody else on the trail. Our dogs loved it, had lunch at the top.

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Beautiful day. Windy at the top but clear sky. We did not come down the same trail. We decided to give the steeper side a try. The trail is difficult to find at the beginning but easy to follow.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Id love to go again to lovers leap! It was such a beautiful view and soo much fun!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Easy hike with amazing views at the peak

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