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town.strawberry (el dorado)

In the middle of the Sierra Nevada, Highway 50 cuts thru from Placerville over to South Lake Tahoe. The alpine terrain is open all year as snow plows try to keep this route open as the main alternate for Donner Pass, I-80 (to the North). The area is also known as Twin Bridges, CA

This Strawberry CA is one of several in California. There is a Strawberry in Tuolumne Couny, near Pinecrest Lake on Hwy 108 (Sonora Pass), plus another Strawberry Valley (La Porte Road) in Yuba County near Sly Creek Reservoir. Black Bear Diner began up in Mount Shasta, where they say there is another Strawberry Valley.
elevation: 5800'
population: 14
zip code: 95735


high elevation forests, lakes, waterfalls

El Dorado County
SE of SLT & E of Kyburz
on Hwy 50



  • lakes
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • snow skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • El Dorado National Forest
  • Mokelumne Wilderness
  • Desolation Wilderness
  • Echo Lake
  • Wrights Lake
  • Ice House Reservoir
  • Union Valley Reservoir
  • Pyramid Peak via Rocky Canyon
  • description:
    Strawberry Canyon is a prime winter recreation area & there are many lakes closeby. The American River starts way up here, on the slopes of granite w/ US Highway 50.

    nearby towns:
    South Lake Tahoe
    Hope Valley

    U.S. 50 Between Lake Tahoe and Placerville, California

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