Clementine Trail to Clark's Pool

MODERATE 470 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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3 days ago

$10 day use permit for vehicles.
Good swim access intermittently on th trail.
Gets very warm in the summer, perfect for swimming, hot for hiking.
Lots of direct sun in the beginning, a good amount of shade in the middle, and a mix towards the end of the one-way near the Lake Clementine.
Quite well trafficked - not very secluded.
Dogs were welcome.

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7 days ago

Great hike...nice work out with a view.

8 days ago

Definitely as easy trail for all ages and sizes

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14 days ago

Great hike if you don't have a full day to do a long hike. It took me 40 mins to Dam. I stopped to take photos and then hung out at Clarks pool for awhile to cool off. I went too late and it was hot so I recommend going earlier than 10am. Easy to moderate and great hike for kids and dogs too.

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1 month ago

Great easy hike. Loved it.

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1 month ago

Very mildly trafficked and amazing views. Worth it

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1 month ago

Good Family trail. Hiked with 3 kids (4,8&15years old) and didn't have to carry them once. Stopped to let them rest in the small creek area during the hike. Only hard stretch is coming back up the paved hill from the falls area.

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