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Coordinates: 38°47′49″N 120°08′43″W / 38.79694°N 120.14528°W / 38.79694; -120.14528

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Strawberry
Strawberry Lodge after a winter storm, facing U.S. Route 50
Strawberry Lodge after a winter storm, facing U.S. Route 50
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation
5,738 ft (1,749 m)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 530
FIPS code 32-60600
GNIS feature ID 0861100
Reference #: 707

Strawberry is a small unincorporated community on the South Fork American River, 3.25 miles (5 km) south-southwest of Pyramid Peak, along U.S. Route 50 in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The sign on the highway reads population 50.

The town became a popular resort in the 1850s, and a station along the Central Overland Pony Express between Yank's Station and Webster's, Sugar Loaf House Station. It was along the Lincoln Highway Sierra Nevada Southern Route by 1916. The site is now registered as California Historical Landmark #707.

Strawberry is also the home of Lovers Leap climbing area.

Lovers Leap in Strawberry, CA 1
A view of Lovers Leap climbing area from the Pony Express Trail.
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