Clementine Trail to Clark's Pool

MODERATE 386 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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4 days ago

Moderate hike with shaded parts and following the river which makes it interesting. The falls and the lake are a beautiful place and destination to reach and admire.

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4 days ago

Definitely a moderate hike that is uphill most of the way. I recommend getting to the trail early as it was already crowded with limited parking around 9 a.m. This was a good trail to hike, that led to a beautiful view of the dam, but won't do it again. There were simply too many people. Very dog friendly. We did find a side trail near the start that led down to the river and it was quiet.

5 days ago

Excellent hike but gets crowded with people and bikes so my advice is to go early.

6 days ago

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12 days ago

1st ever hike on 3/28 in the afternoon. There was a bit more uphill than my body cared for, but inspires me to exercise more so it will be easier next time. I didn't take the trail down to the falls, but I did go up above it to see how pretty they were. Another goal for next time! Beautiful scenery and very clear path.

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12 days ago

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13 days ago

This trail isn't really a hike. It was very crowded, and people were blasting music on the trail. It was pretty, but the crowd really took away from the beauty of the place. Also, we picked up a lot of trash on the trail. It was very discouraging to see so many people not picking up after themselves.

13 days ago

13 days ago

Easy nice walk with great views

16 days ago

This trail is stunning this spring after all the rain we have had. It is lush and green and filled with hills of wildflowers. The river is a beautiful shade of
blue and running fiercely. Love this trail this time of year! The Foresthill Bridge is always fun to see as well!

18 days ago

18 days ago

It was a great hike. We went around 9:30 and it was awesome because there was hardly anyone on the way up, but on our way down it was all groups of people. Maybe we just had good timing. It was so beautiful, and so green.

19 days ago

Great hike. Beautiful scenery.

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19 days ago

Easy hike, and the trail was crowded, which I'm not a huge fan of. The scenery is pretty great, though.

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19 days ago