Clementine Trail to Clark's Pool

MODERATE 217 reviews

Clementine Trail to Clark's Pool is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Auburn, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

4.6 miles 807 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

washed out

no dogs

Lake Clementine Trail leads to the spot where the North Fork Dam meets the rocks for an outstanding view of cascading water. Trail passes under the tallest bridge in California, Foresthill Bridge. The waterfall is absolutely amazing. There are rarely any people at the base of the fall but there is an abundance of poison oak so you need to be careful. Another good feature about this hike is about a quarter of a mile into the hike you pass by Clark's Pool - a fairly popular swimming hole. Despite being in the middle of the river, it is actually quite warm and very refreshing - especially since the first half of the hike is totally unshaded and gets rather hot.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful hike. Definitely beginner friendly.

hiking
1 day ago

Fun little hike! So much water right now, it was beautiful. It's worth climbing through all of the rocks at the bottom to get a closer view of the dam.

1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

We walk here 8 miles today it good trail walk

hiking
4 days ago

24 days ago

We came too early for the fog to have cleared up. It wasn't completely clear up by the time we were done at 10:30. however it was still beautiful!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Worth doing. Easy and worth the falls off the dam at the end.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

$10 parking, but you can park on the Georgetown side of the bridge and start there. Parking is free on that side. The hike to lake Clementine is beautiful, with many places to stop off and rest. There are also many other trails you can explore near the trail head. There are bathrooms the bridge, as well as near Lake Clementine. Though the waterfalls are not natural falls, still very pretty hike, and fun spot for a picnic.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great photo opps here. Always a rainbow above the dam. Water splashes down on you. Very loud and a grand finale for having walked all that way. My son loved it. Easy hike. Lots of sun in the beginning and at the end. Lots of people on the trail. Very popular.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great hike. not to hard not to easy. beautiful!

2 months ago

Perfect for all ages, nice scenery & such a peaceful hike. Parking sucks and you have to pay a 10 fee

hiking
2 months ago

Great local hike, great for kids.

2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

will definitely do again

hiking
3 months ago

went on this trail first thing this morning and it was really nice because most of the trail was shaded on the way out. It's an easy trail and has a besutiful scenery. The only down side was there was a bit more traffic than I'd like and there's a $10 parking fee. If you decide to go later in the day wear lots of sunscreen because it gets sunny and hot. overall I enjoyed the hike and might do it again sometime.