Pyramid Peak via Horsetail Falls

  • 10/17/2020
  • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Horsetail Falls Trailhead at Twin Bridges
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Join MAA to climb Pyramid Peak via the Horsetail Falls and Rocky Creek trails. This is a scenic loop hike with a fun scramble and inspiring scenery. This is a non-technical ascent, but still alot of elevation and miles. Recommended for those in excellent fitness ready for a long adventurous day out! Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 8. Hope to have you out with us!


  • What's happening: Pyramid Peak 9984' by going up Horsetail Falls to Ropi Lakes to the East Face, then returning down the Rock Creek trail. 9.5 miles, 3,400' elevation gain and loss.
  • Where to meet: Horsetail Falls Trailhead at Twin Bridges on Hwy 50 just up the road from Strawberry Ca, at 7:00 am.
  • Event Leader: Waide Lewis (916) 641-0964
  • Minimum / Maximum: 2/8
  • What to bring: daypack, sturdy hikers/boots, poles, jacket, storm layers, food, water, 10 essentials
  • Bobcat's Adventure SportsMAA Apex and Base members enjoy a significant retail discount on mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, skiing, splitboarding, and backcountry clothing, equipment and gear, as well as consignment and rentals. 
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.


  • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event. Donations are not solicited on this event, nor is any exchange of money a requirement for participation.

  • This event is open to all Apex, Base, and free Associate members - paid membership is not a requirement of attendance. 

  • MAA is a 100% volunteer-run, federal and state recognized 501(c)7 not-for-profit membership organization and does not seek or realize a profit from organizing this event; all membership benefits, liability insurance, website, database, administrative costs and all expenses are supported solely through membership, not event fees.

  • MAA event leaders are experienced members who are board-approved and volunteer to host the event as a representative of MAA, but are not operating as a guide or compensated as a guide - all participants on the event share responsibility for the safety, decisions, and actions of the group.

  • Accordingly, the physical demands, required skills or technical terrain of some events require that we screen participants; individuals should join the waitlist to be considered for RSVP. The experience, skills and fitness in the MAA membership profile will be used to determine the suitability of each individual to the demands of that particular event.

  • Participant safety is our top priority. Many circumstances such as mountain conditions, weather, or subjective hazards may necessitate changes to the published itinerary, including cancellation.

  • As a private, non-commercial group we operate within the posted group size limits and regulations for this area.

  • All MAA members are taught and practice Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of wild places.

  • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.

  • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader at a minimum has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

(916) 692-0005

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