Clementine Trail to Clark's Pool is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Auburn, CA 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.
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.
will definitely do again
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.
Great hike to beautiful scenery. Will definitely be doing it again!
Easy hike. Beautiful water. Cool dam. Can swim and hang out. $10 parking.
Is a beautiful place to hiking with the family
A little hard to tell how to get down the damm
A little short
This trail is prefect! Not hard and not to easy!
Great hike. Nice and easy for families of all ages.
Great simple hike...paved road down near the end and keep in mind this is a spillover from a dam not a waterfall. Still beautiful and loved that we could hike side by side most of the way.
Great swimming hole along the way.
Did this hike on 9/2/16. Great place for a couple or family. Took about 3 hours to do the out and back, stopping for lunch at the dam.
Some spots are very sunny so bring sunscreen and water. Also wear good walking/hiking boots as parts of the trail gets rocky. Most of the trail is wide with plenty of room for 4-5 people across.
After the hike bring some folding chairs, a cooler with drinks and food/snacks and walk down and relax by the river. Don't forget the life jackets for the little ones.
It was great! We did the 5 mile with 4 kids (3-12) and swam at Clarks Pool. It was beautiful. We arrived at 9am. Was perfect weather all morning. On our way back to the car from Clarks Pool was super hot! So hike early and play late :)
Great hike. Clark's Hole for a swim is a must!
Beautiful trail but would not categorize as "easy." A lot of uphill and the trail was pretty narrow and precarious at parts. Also, according to our phones, from the parking on 49 to the lake and back was actually just over 5 miles.
If your just starting, awesome little hike! Great views.