Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Auburn State Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
13 hours ago

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

Trail closed by cones before you get to it

The cardiac portion is on par with training hill plus a lot of technical aspects due to rocks. It connects to Rattlesnake Bar once at the river. I absolutely loved it. If you’re looking for a good workout with rewarding views, it’s perfect. The river areas has a lot of access and even beach areas. My boyfriend jumped in for a quick swim to cool off. There are “bypasses” for cardiac trail that are well marked and nice if you want to take a less technical trail in spots, but the incline is still the same for the most part.

Outstanding trail with roller coaster Hells going up to the bench and downhill back plus lots of shade

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

Good cardio trails with my dog

Dope stuff

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.

hiking
25 days ago

Even though it is dry in late September the waterfall was still active. There are some nice water holes to cool off in too. Good short hike, with a rough drive in. Drive out was easier since we were going uphill. Coming back in the spring!

hiking
28 days 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

on Training Hill

29 days ago

Incline

Nice hike. We took a small trail above Robie Point and saw some old home foundations and an old fireplace aching an old brick pathway around the house. Pretty cool.

1 month ago

Finally found a trail that rivals the Rim trail at Lafayette Reservoir. We took Cardiac Bypass this first time but will go all the way down to the water our next time. Moderate if you are comfortable with hills. Definitely bring water and wear trail shoes. It was worth the 25 minute drive.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Labor day started with some exercise hiking. we did second time this year and also did clockwise - not like last time . it's not easy when it's hot outside. spring time was much easier and nicer when everything was green. but overall it's great exercise and hike . its pretty dusty trail.

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

Beautiful scenery but not much of a trail it’s just a road. Also be aware of a much more active wildlife area compared to other trails further west towards auburn. Don’t take the trail alone. Trail head parking will high center small vehicles. I will not go back.

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

It was awesome and gorgeous

Dogs are allowed, and the drive down is great just have a good SUV. Also, very remote with no cell coverage.

trail running
1 month ago

Keep Breathing my friends

1 month ago

nice wooded hike though steep. worth it if you live nearby but not a destination

go up training hill and down states fir a great run. about half way up training hill you can take pig farm as a shortcut to states if it gets to be too much.

A little crowded for our tastes, both on the trail and parking. (But it was a holiday weekend.) It’s pretty dry and dusty this time of year, but most of the trail is in partial shade and the temps are moderating.

The name of this trail is a bit of a misnomer. The trail ends at Lake Clementine dam, which is beautiful and worth seeing. Clark’s pool is actually located just past the tall bridge you pass under, about a mile from the trail head. We hiked to the dam and then stopped at the pool to swim on the way back. Great spot for kids, water was the perfect temperature on Labor Day! Bathrooms are located at the trail head and at the dam.

It’s very fun to hike here . Also lots of views

It’s a very adventurous hike

Great fitness trail, before noon is best to enjoy the shade. 10 dollar parking fee. The dam in the end is beautiful, as well as the canyon rocks.

Great hike. Beautiful river views, California’ tallest bridge, Clementine Dam with spectacular falls, occasional breeze of California Bay tree scent, innocent your deer, who could ask for anything more.

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