Foresthill Divide Loop Trail

HARD 72 reviews

Foresthill Divide Loop Trail is a 11 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Foresthill, 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 but must be kept on leash.

11.0 miles 1827 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

The trailhead is 3.7 miles from the center of the Foresthill Bridge on the Auburn/Foresthill Road. Google Earth wrongly labels the main "Foresthill Divide Trailhead"; it is really at 3856'33.24"N/12058'57.14"W This is the main trailhead with mile-marker zero.

hiking
2 hours ago

This is a perfect Springtime hike - everything is green, there's water trickling in the streams and the flowers are abloom. I don't know if I would have enjoyed it as much in the heat and dull foliage of summer. Beware - poison oak is prolifically scattered throughout the entirety of the hike. The well maintained trail winds through lovely sections of manzanita, oaks and ferns with the occasional tree-filtered panorama and periodic sections of open meadow. There were several mountain bikers out, but everyone encountered was very courteous. There are sections of this trail that are in close proximity to a fairly heavily trafficked road. The noise is a bit of a distraction from the beauty, but I wouldn't skip the hike because of it.

Don't forget your parks pass or be prepared to pay the $10 day use fee.

8 days ago

Liked the trail .

hiking
11 days ago

great trail, beautiful scenery. crosses foresthill road a couple times though.

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1 month ago

Loved this trail! It was nice to get out after several weeks of rain.. and the trail was beautifully kept. It's a great balance of hills, flat, and downhill terrain so it can work for all ages.

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3 months ago

Great 11 miler. Beautiful

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1 year ago

go clockwise and you'll appreciate it. it has some very steep inclines. county vector control was out while we were hiking and showed us why you should put on deet before hiking. their is high probability of lime disease ticks. this is always a risk.
this is a good trail and some decent views. a great workout.

hiking
1 year ago

The trail was great!!! The longest hike I've done by far but not too difficult. The scenery was so pretty and the smells of all the different flowers was wonderful. There were more bikers than hikers...I'd like to try that next time. It was very helpful to have the gps tracking with the map...there were a couple times where I wasn't 100% certain which way to go and it really came in handy. I will be doing this trail again!