Poison Canyon

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Poison Canyon is a 10.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Trinity Center, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3959 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

5 months ago

Just did part of this loop on June 12-14, 2017. The road was in great condition, though the lack of signage at several intersections made route-finding a little difficult. The hike from the trailhead to Lillypad Lake and back is was pleseant, though the snow started in earnest around 6,000 feet and made following the trail for the last section to the lake impossible. There were also plenty of tree-falls blocking the trail, but they weren't difficult to hike around. Continued up to the tarns above Lillypad Lake but needed crampons and ice axes to do so. This section was gorgeous. Climbed Ycatapom Peak from this area. All in all a nice trip.

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

This is a great day-hike. There are good views of Ycatapom Peak, & Lilypad Lake is pretty cool, but the lush ponds & views above are even better. There's another pond off-trail hidden under some cliffs worth exploring. Did I mention the meadows are incredible,too?

hiking
4 months ago