Euchre Bar Trail is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dutch Flat, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 7.3 miles Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

This is the shortest of the nine access trails into the North Fork American River canyon, and the only one with a bridge over the river. It can be done either as an out-and-back trail to the bridge, or a rim-to-rim trail via Dorer Ranch Road, where it passes some old mining equipment.

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike!! Steep downhill to river and damn if you didn’t have to back up!! Novice hiker & learning. Daughter gifted this app to me for a Bday gift!! Had a great day and absolutely would do this one again.

hiking
blowdown
7 days ago

great hike today. made it about halfway back to the end of the trail. Many trees blocking the trail about 1 mile past the bridge. I think with some contact with the Tahoe National Forest hopefully they can get some people to clear the trees and open up the trail. always as steep as ever coming out from the bridge.

hiking
bugs
over grown
7 days ago

Steep down and steep back up! Well maintained from the lot to the bridge. There are a couple of nice beaches for chilling, but they may be occupied on a busy weekend. Once on the other side, things get a little sketch (overgrown, tons poison oak, even more mosquitoes). I recommend turning back around at the bridge unless you are prepared.

hiking
bugs
9 days ago

Great trail! gave it three stars due to all the mosquitoes we encountered but otherwise a fairly well maintained trail, wasn’t the most difficult even with two dogs on leash.

blowdown
14 days ago

I forgot to do a review on this one a month ago. trail needs maintenance

19 days ago

Great hike with challenges. Sure the last 1/3 of the hike had trees and bushes to get past, but it was an adventure. Cleared some trail bush myself and if everyone did a little work it would be easy for everyone. I can’t figure out how they got all that big heavy equipment down into that canyon? Save some energy and have snacks because the hike back up at the end will test your fitness. I went thru the bushes and over trees and survived. Happy trailing!

hiking
blowdown
21 days ago

Went early on a Sunday morning, saw relatively few hikers (most people were carrying kayaks down to the river). Beautiful scenery the entire hike. Nice and shaded for most of the way. We went probably 2/3 along the trail once we reached the river and turned back when we encountered a very large tree blocking the path, with the only option being to walk through Poison Oak. As others have noted, there is quite a bit of Poison Oak, but in most places it was pretty easy to avoid. The climb up and down is quite steep but a lot of fun

hiking
rocky
22 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Shout out to Joel for taking care of those branches Trail was great, no issues with overgrowth. Steep down and steep up, great shade and great spots to eat at the bottom. at the river we were attacked by a rabid bat (assuming rabid as its aggressive behavior and presence in the day time). Also saw a little water snake

hiking
bugs
over grown
29 days ago

As was stated, still quite a bit of fallen trees towards the back third of the trail. Appreciate Joe clearing a lot of it this far. PLENTY of Poison Oak so be mindful. Definitely has the potential to be 4/5 star though. Views are epic and the river is flowing strongly.

hiking
30 days ago

Nice hike with some good elevation change. Trail across the river still has a lot of fallen trees but I was able to clear a good chunk of it with a chainsaw yesterday. Might do some more work on it next week.

hiking
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

Would love to have rated this trail higher bc it is beautiful, particular near the river; however, after the bridge we were basically bushwhacking the entire rest of the way. Both my husband and I are experienced hikers and there were times when we went over, through and under trees and shrubs that were obstructing the trail. Lots of poison oak and tick opportunities, so definitely wear pants. Would love to go back once someone has taken a chainsaw to the debris.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

i went to end but it cost me 100 scrapes on my legs. there’s a little prospecting camp at the end with a cute picnic table but it’s really high risk low reward. beautiful though

hiking
1 month ago

Okay trail with limited views, but lots of shade if you're sensitive to the sun. Highly recommended to go down to the river fork as it was the highlight of the hike. The trail past the bridge is not well maintained and made for a lot of scrambling around fallen trees, that combined with the abundance of poison oak around made getting to the trail's end a lot more difficult than it had to be.

hiking
1 month ago

Near the bottom of the hill in front of the old store, you can get on the canal trail which is fairly flat. It has incredible views of the river but you probably don’t want travel too far upstream here as there are big groups of fallen trees. Same thing if you cross the river - a little ways after you cross the bridge there are huge groups of fallen trees.

fishing
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

Did not enjoy this trail nothing to see! So boring for how strenuous it is

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing trail, road is fine for any type of vehicle. Tough hike out be careful and bring plenty of water or a water filter.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

Road in is clear now, 2 wheel dive ok.Only 3 trees left on trail that are easy to get around but will require chainsaw.You now need mosquito repellant. You should be able to do training hill in auburn twice in a row before attempting this hill. Trail is beautiful with lots of fresh poison oak. Jeff Voracek

hiking
1 month ago

Great down and back trail to the American River. Definitely a workout making it back to the top. Several trees blocking the trail makes it a bit more challenging. Really enjoyed this one.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
snow
2 months ago

Just did this trail again and apparently one of the recent storms has come through and demolished a bunch of trees all along it. Before, I had this trail so clean that all it needed was an occasional pruning (relatively speaking). Now there are so many trees and tree limbs down that the whole thing is a bushwack. Or it was anyway - I had some tools with me and managed to clear it reasonably well from the trailhead out to the mossy creek section (about 2.2 miles out - well past the bridge). Beyond that point...well, thar be dragons. I had to stop before it got dark but that half of the trail at least is significantly better. There are still a few spots where you have a ten foot high pile of tree wreckage blocking the way and everyone will just have to go around until someone can get a chainsaw out there. Oh and the dog got completely covered in ticks in the process, though I didn't get any, so I guess watch for those too. Currently there is also a lot of snow up top. Road is plowed out to the second railroad crossing and beyond that you'll need high clearance and chains, but it's easy walking distance from there. Bring waterproof boots. There's hardly any snow on the trail itself. PS. I dropped my 1L Klene Canteen somewhere in like the first half mile. It's silver color, can't miss it; if anyone happens to find it could you email me at mattbelben at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

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