Clementine Trail to Clark's Pool

MODERATE 493 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.

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The rainbow at the end is makes it so worth it!

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24 days ago

We loved this trail. Bring lots of water and enjoy jumping into the water.

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29 days ago

Went on May 29th. Too many people due to Memorial Day.

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30 days ago

Quick hike down to the dam. Uphill the whole way back so be prepared for a workout. The dam is beautiful the mist creates spectacular rainbows.

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1 month ago

From the gate/trailhead, it's just .7 miles to Clark's Pool. It's a wide trail in full sun which is the only thing that made it challenging for our young family (4, 8 & 10). We loved the hike and swim hole. Easy outing if your wanting your kids to hike.

Bring water shoes for the swimming as the swimming entry has sharp rocks. A short swim across the hole gives you access to some fun rocks to jump from.

I know there were many more places to swim farther up the trail - with the heat & 4yo, we didn't keep going but will go again to do so!

Perfect for our young family.

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