Hiking Boots or Snow Boots?
At this time, we do not recommend hiking from Shirley Canyon all the way to High Camp. If you decide to hike, it is advisable to turn around before the granite slabs start mid-way up the trail.
Currently, the first few waterfalls are accessible. Due to the 740” of snowfall we received this season, the falls will be raging through the summer as the snow melts out.
Expect Snow & Downed Trees
Even on the lower-middle section of the trail, hikers should be prepared to walk over snow patches and expect to navigate many downed trees across the trail. Trail maintenance still needs to be completed to remove logs and debris from the trails.
Upper Section of Shirley Canyon
Trail markers and signs are hidden by the snowpack making navigation difficult.
Deep and unstable snow conditions exist about half way up the canyon. Trying to continue on to the granite slabs is not recommended.
If you do decide to visit the waterfalls, please take extra precaution on the trails. Always hike with a buddy or let someone know where you are headed.