The Hiking in Shirley Canyon is Spectacular Right Now!

The Hiking in Shirley Canyon is Spectacular Right Now!

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The Hiking in Shirley Canyon is Spectacular Right Now!

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The hiking in Shirley Canyon is spectacular right now. Most of the wild flowers are out and the creek is running  strong. South aspect are clear of snow allowing for hiking all the way to Shirley Lake. 

tahoesbest.com named Shirley Canyon one of the top hikes in Tahoe. Here is what they had to say…

Shirley Lake

It’s in Squaw Valley and the trail starts at the end of Squaw Peak Road. (There are numerous trails which follow the creek up to Shirley Lake; this is one of them.) It follows Squaw Creek about 2½ miles each way to Shirley Lake, passing gorgeous waterfalls and canyon boulders. (Top of tram to Shirley Lake adds considerable distance.) Going uphill, stay to the left of the creek; going downhill, stay to the right. The trail diverges and disappears at times but just keep following the creek and you’ll get there. Carry water. The hike is somewhat difficult and takes 2½ – 3 hours. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

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