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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

It's a moderate trail with a lot of gorgeous views. It ends up near a quite good swimming spot, so you can enjoy swimming in the clear water if the weather allows to do this. We went in December, so, unfortunately, didn't swim. Even though the way back is almost constantly uphill, it's not steep. So, overall trail is not difficult. Two very friendly local dogs accompanied us during all our way and made our hike even more fun. Highly recommend this trai.

hiking
6 days ago

Very pretty trail easily accessible, not too many people. Great day hike.

Long trail but very scenic. You get mountains, hills, valleys, streams. You can start at cool or auburn rec bridge . Overall its a good long hike. Happy trails!

hiking
7 days ago

This is a steep climb, make sure you are physically fit. Happy trails!

hiking
7 days ago

I loved hiking this today. My kids enjoyed it too!

hiking
8 days ago

Nice hike, nice view but too many people for our liking.

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9 days ago

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