|Dropping down a granite headwall: Horsetail Falls|
|Horsetail Falls taming its plunge at the base|
There is a cross-country route up across the polished bedrock to Avalanche Lake and the Lake of the Woods area. Mike White writes that “only skilled off-trail enthusiasts should contemplate this route” up the canyon toward Desolation Valley .
|Top steps of Horsetail Falls|
|Pyramid Creek canyon at the bottom of Horsetail Falls|
References Mike White: Afoot & Afield - Reno-Tahoe. Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 2nd printing 2008; page 230.
 Horsetail Falls. World Waterfall Database. Link: https://www.worldwaterfalldatabase.com/waterfall/Horsetail-Falls-405.