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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
I only recorded the trail one way, from the Clementine Dam to the restrooms at the Confluence.
The trail is a road width dirt and rock most of the way, with a smaller portion of it rocky dirt trail width. Much of it has shade trees alongside.
Great trail. Well maintained. Plenty of parking at trail head. We parked at Auburn staging area for access to the trail. Plenty of marking at the trail splits. The hike back up was a true workout. Especially when we saw the sign that it was 30 degree grade. Would definitely do this trail again.