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Beautiful trails and waterfalls, great for a family hike. My kids spent a few hours splashing around in the river. What a fun day!

trail running
4 days ago

This trail has no bathrooms it water fountains! Not have water isn't a bit deal because your can bring your own, but they should at least have a couple portapottys along the trail! Luckily there's some stores if you go up to the Sculpture Park area and can use one of the bathrooms there. It also isn't good for long runs, unless you don't mind running back and forth on it. Having said all that, the trail is nicely paved and has rolling hills-nothing too steep.
I wish it was longer (I miss living by the American River bike trail) but more than that, I wish it had at least one bathroom!

Moderate easy and dod friendly. Runs along the American river so there are places to stop for the dogs or relaxation.

mountain biking
8 days ago

Great trail!

Nice casual walk. Awesome panoramic view of the lake.

walking
16 days ago

It's the beautiful place. Highly reccomend! Awesome place for family, horses riders, bicycles. There are a lot of trails there. So you can choose if it will be easy or not. There is waterfall what makes this place better. Reccomend

nice moderate hike even though it says no dogs the dogs were everywhere very slippery near falls from mist nice hike

Easy, mostly wooded trail running along creek with great view of waterfall from nicely built overlooking deck at far end of loop.

Beautiful

hiking
25 days ago

Decent hike. Not really worth the $10 parking fee. Most of the hike is in the shade. Lots of people

This is an easy trail
With fun side trails to explore. It is not a hard trail and not a long hiking trail. Take this trail if your looking for a nice walk with your wife or girlfriend. (Not both might get you in trouble lol). The beach is awsome and there was joone on it due to the campground being closed for the season.

hiking
1 month ago

It a pretty fun trail. I’m fairly new to hiking and am a pretty heavy gal so this was a great beginning trail for me. There were a few spots that were slightly challenging but overall it was a beautiful hike. I would recommend hiking down to the stream on the southwest side of the bridge and lookout point, there is a great spot to rest and chill by the creek.

1 month ago

Great hike, easy to moderate. Unfortunately the mine is now blocked off, however, there are many accommodations along the trails including porta potties and tables.

Nice 4h hike, decent views of the river

Very pretty, peaceful trail.
I went on a somewhat stormy day so I didn’t come across to many people.
Trail easy to locate, a little odd because you begin basically walking on a sidewalk in a neighborhood. Lots of parking.
Trail passes through a magical little creek tucked amongst a grove of aspen trees.
Trail is very dog friendly! However when you reach Nevada beach there is only a very small section where dogs are allowed :(

Great urban trail. If you start from Sierra College it is a great out and back with pretty little streams. We did it at dusk so it was nicely shaded by the natural hilly lake escape. I image it would be very sunny in the middle of the day.

hiking
1 month ago

Great walk. There are many places to start/end. We really like starting in downtown Folsom or at the trailhead parking lot of Parkshore Drive. You can choose to walk on the paved path or there is a rather nice dirt path used for "hiking", mountain bikes, and horses that is between the paved path and the river. It is nicely shaded and meanders nicely through the foliage.

Beautiful views!

SEPTEMBER/2018: Awesome day to hit this trail. The weather was perfect and it wasn’t as crowded like the last time. It’s about one and a half hours out/in trip. The waterfall/dam was so beautiful and there were plenty of rainbows.

We been coming to Lake Tahoe for decades now and never knew this trail was here. Nice trail that is well used and marked. Nice down by the water.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful morning hiking!!!! I thought we’d be closer to the river, but we still had great views. Would be a easy hike for kids

Great trail. For this out-of-shape old lady it was more than moderate but still doable

I went on a Monday (no reservations required on weekdays!) and there were still plenty of people on the trails. Only downside is the drinking fountains are no longer working. One of my friends planned to fill her water bottle up there only to find that out. Bring water with you!

Just another great day for hike at Auburn area. Crowded on parking cars and on the trail. Nice view's of spilling dam water at the end . like this trail as exercise and nice surrounding of forest atmosphere. Recomend to others.

It was great hike. Almost all hike is by the water!

road biking
2 months ago

like stated before, there are some homeless people that call the creek home. The trail is clean, you will sometimes see trash. I saw 3 deer in the creek today, and there are plenty of wild turkeys, and wildlife. Parts are under construction, some short uphills and downhills but generally a flat trail depending on if you take some of the side trails.

Certain areas aren’t bad others have a few homeless camps near where the trail is closed.

Just a heads up "no dogs" sign at the trailhead, but you will usually see a few.

hiking
2 months ago

Make reservations on weekends !!!

It was awesome and gorgeous

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