Best Trails near Auburn, California

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on Lake Clementine Trail
1 day ago

hiking

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.

on Hidden Falls Trails
1 day ago

Excellent trail and not difficult at all! Beautiful scenery...would do it again. Recommend arriving early so you can get parking.

on Lake Clementine Trail
3 days ago

If your just starting, awesome little hike! Great views.

on Hidden Falls Trails
3 days ago

hiking

on Hidden Falls Trails
5 days ago

walking

Amazing! First time hiking/walking. Easy trail and lots of short cuts. Water areas were worth the whole thing!

on Hidden Falls Trails
12 days ago

hiking

This is a great hike for the Autumn or cooler seasons, not for the Summer. I learned the hard way and felt bad for my dog, it was my first time hitting this trail in the summer. I took the South Legacy Trail and looped all the way to North Legacy Trail and back to the beginning point. I should have started the hike at the crack of dawn to be honest because by the time I hit North Legacy it was so hot! There was definitely less shade so you are in direct sun most of the way. The amount of water I brought which was my full camelbak and extra hydro flasks for me and my dog was not enough. We went through water like nothing and nearly died of heat exhaustion! The hike itself was not challenging, but the amount of heat and sunlight made it so much more difficult. Aside from that the scenery was nice, we walked along a herd of goats and some cows. Anyways, if you decide to take the longer trail in the summertime be prepared and try to get there before the sun rises.

on Stagecoach Trail
12 days ago

hiking

Great hike! Beautiful views and great trails if you want to take a dip or just enjoy the water!

on Hidden Falls Trails
14 days ago

hiking

Took the north legacy trail to the hidden falls outlook. If you check the trail map at the bridge with the salmon run its easier to figure out where you are headed because the trail markers aren't specific. Nice trail, not too difficult. The overlook at the falls is very nice and has a great view. I elected to climb down to the base of the falls via the rocks beneath the outlook, which was definitely not impossible but a little tricky. Going back the trail is a steady uphill grade. Bring lots of water. There were quite a few people on the trail and at the swimming holes but it wasn't too crowded.

on Hidden Falls Trails
20 days ago

One of our favorites! Sort of interesting since you hike mostly down on your way in and up on your way out. Great for active dogs.

on Lake Clementine Trail
20 days ago

I'd give it 3.5 if I could, nothing all that special but a fun, easy hike with our two dogs.

on Robie Point Firebreak Tra...
25 days ago

It was moderate. Easy on the way down, there was lots of spots to stop & swim, not too fast of a current. Pet & family friendly. Super fun hike, but pretty hard to get back up.

on Hidden Falls Trails
25 days ago

hiking

Amazing! Lots of different trail options for all levels. Bring swimming gear & water shoes with grips; swimming hole is slippery. Plenty of shade & benches along the way. Great family hiking!!

on Stagecoach Trail
25 days ago

hiking

on Lake Clementine Trail
26 days ago

hiking

Great beginner trail. Lots of places to swim as well. Fun for dogs and families.

on Hidden Falls Trails
28 days ago

Plan on returning! There is much to see and so many different paths to explore. I love that there are spots to stop and take a dip to cool off, or sit and enjoy a sandwich and a drink along the way. Just pack out everything you bring! It was disheartening to see people had left empty water bottles and other drink containers behind. So Disrespectful! Otherwise a great half day trip. I

on Hidden Falls Trails
1 month ago

hiking

EZ Trail with a waterfall at the end. not much to write home about.

on Lake Clementine Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Great easy trail. There is a swimming hole where a lot of people gather mid day. It's off to the left of the trail. Getting to the dam was slightly challenging you can have climb down rocks to get closer to the dam. Overall will be going back. Have to pay 10$ for parking. Took about 2 hours to complete. 1 hour each way.