Clementine Trail to Clark's Pool

MODERATE 525 reviews

Clementine Trail to Clark's Pool is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Auburn, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
807 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

washed out

no dogs

Lake Clementine Trail leads to the spot where the North Fork Dam meets the rocks for an outstanding view of cascading water. Trail passes under the tallest bridge in California, Foresthill Bridge. The waterfall is absolutely amazing. There are rarely any people at the base of the fall but there is an abundance of poison oak so you need to be careful. Another good feature about this hike is about a quarter of a mile into the hike you pass by Clark's Pool - a fairly popular swimming hole. Despite being in the middle of the river, it is actually quite warm and very refreshing - especially since the first half of the hike is totally unshaded and gets rather hot.

hiking
16 minutes ago

I did this trail on a sunny Sunday afternoon in November with a friend and a dog.
Pros:
-Walking under the Foresthill Bridge
-Walking alongside the river
-Equal amounts of sunshine and shade
-Awesome photo op at the end with the spillway
Cons:
-Heavily trafficked loop filled with large groups, LOTS of mountain bike riders, baby strollers and dogs
-Dog on leash entire time

hiking
6 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

Falls beyond amazing and vistas!!

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
7 days ago

Calm little trail with a nice end at the bottom of the damn waterfall

7 days ago

trail running
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Easy trail like the view of the river when walking the trail great places to stop and swim almond the trail. Dam was nice and full in early spring after rain got some great photos/drone shots.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

Nice hike

30 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Done this one a few time since it’s close to home. Fairly easy hike, took my 65 year old grandma and she did fine on it. Many spots to swim in beginning, beautiful scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice walk under the Foresthill bridge. I saw several deer and other wildlife at dusk and throughly enjoyed my hike. Follows the river to the outlet. Once you reach the Lake Clementine RD, there is no signage so turn left and pass the gate. I descended down to the lake to finish the trail. Didn’t like the pavement bit at the end. Other than that a great exercise for the weekday.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago