trail running




dogs on leash

wild flowers


nature trips


kid friendly


mountain biking

horseback riding


In the heart of the gold country, the Auburn State Recreation Area (Auburn SRA) covers 40-miles of the North and Middle Forks of the American river. Once teeming with thousands of gold miners, the area is now a natural area offering a wide variety of recreation opportunities to over 900,000 visitors a year. Major recreational uses include hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, camping, mountain biking, gold panning, equestrian/horseback riding trails and off-highway motorcycle riding. Whitewater recreation is also very popular on both forks of the river, with Class II, III and IV runs. Over 30 -private outfitters are licensed to offer whitewater trips in Auburn SRA. Auburn SRA is made up of the lands set aside for the Auburn Dam. California State Parks administers the area under a contract with the US Bureau of Reclamation

5 days ago

Awesome awesome loop trail. Im in ok shape and it wasn't too hard. After first mile it's pretty much downhill.

fun trail. trail head isn't marked. it is located off to the left of where the horses are off loaded. crazy muddy right now but can see this being a great hike when you can navigate the streams. saw a midsized cat about a hundred yards out down in a canyon area. would say it was maybe a bob cat? not sure not did I feel like making friends with out an weapon. not sure my hiking poles would have helped.

Loved this trail! It was nice to get out after several weeks of rain.. and the trail was beautifully kept. It's a great balance of hills, flat, and downhill terrain so it can work for all ages.

There are streams a small falls all along this trail now. The view at the damn is truly awesome right now.

9 days ago

had to take on the hills again ! took different trails, did a lil gi*jane*in it

It was the first beautiful day we've had in a long time and this hike with my 3 year old grandson was just what we needed!

9 days ago

trail running
9 days ago

Very muddy. Hills. Would be easy to get lost.