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HIDDEN FALLS TRAIL
RATING: EASY | 3.3 MILES
This is a popular and well-marked loop with gorgeous bridge and Hidden Falls views. Parking fee: Half day, $4, Full day, $8 Online reservation required on weekends: secure.rec1.com/CA/placer-ca/catalog
218 Washington St, Auburn, CA 95603
LAKE CLEMENTINE TRAIL
RATING: MODERATE | 4.5 MILES
This out-and-back trail passes under the tallest bridge in California, Foresthill Bridge. The waterfall view at the end is stunning- go in the morning to see the sun paint rainbows in the waterfall’s mist.
Parking fee: $10
13466 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
WEST RIDGE TRAIL TO SATAN’S CESSPOOL
RATING: MODERATE/ HARD | 11 MILES
This out-and-back trail features river views and ends at Satan’s Cesspool Rapid, a lively spot on the American River where photographers often snap shots of rafters battling the whitewater.
Parking: Free at Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park
843 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
CANYON VIEW PRESERVE
RATING: EASY | 2 MILES
Located walking distance from our hotel, this is a refreshing little loop hike that has beautiful views of the American River canyon and charming foot bridges. Picnic tables available.
Free Park & Ride Parking next to Trail
808 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
RATING: MODERATE | 10.8 MILES
This out-and-back hike along the Middle Fork of the American River ends in an amphitheater of sheer limestone walls rising around you. Enjoy the beauty of the American river canyon and also pass by an enormous cave that was the site of both paleontologic excavations and mining activities.
Parking Fee: $10
13333 New Airport Rd, Auburn, CA 95602
RATING: HARD | 4.5 MILES
This loop hike features beautiful wildflowers in the Spring and meadow views. The first 1.5 miles ascent is quite steep at a rate of almost 1000 feet per mile, but then the trail becomes more moderate afterwards.
455 Main St #8, Newcastle, CA 95658