Hidden Falls Trail

MODERATE 1,015 reviews

Hidden Falls Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Auburn, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
488 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Please Note: Visitors must make reservations for weekends and holidays online before accessing trail. For more info visit: https://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/facility/parks/parks-content/parks/hidden-falls

hiking
2 days ago

Great family place to hike with tons of trails to choose from. We loved seeing all the horseback riders. Great for dogs as well.

2 days ago

I can’t rate this trail yet. Do Not Go on weekends or holidays if you don’t have parking reservations! They don’t sell them there and will turn you away. No where else close enough to park to hike.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike with tons of different trails. Great for dogs. Loved seeing all the horses !!!

8 days ago

Requires parking reservation.

walking
8 days ago

Fun trail to bring the dogs on. Very green and pretty on our spring-like February day hike

11 days ago

Great hike, especially to do first thing in the morning during the week before too many people are around! The bathrooms were closed but there were portapotties, at least. Make sure you keep track of the trail you want to do because there are a lot of them and it’d be easy to end up on an unexpectedly long hike.

12 days ago

I'm gonna give this a 3 star, one star off because the bathrooms were closed and there was no water, which we brought a lot with us and still ran out about halfway through, and one star off for all the damaged maps. It was a beautiful trail... however we bit off way more than we can chew. We accidently turned our nice moderate hike into 12 miles of hell. We started out on South Legacy then thought this is long, Creekside looks shortest so took that to get back, connected over to North Legacy, had to stop and cry because I ran out of water during the creekside portion and felt like I was dying, then connected back to south legacy for the final stretch... plan where your going!! don't be dumb and get lost like we did!!

15 days ago

Beautiful hike and the trials were clean and easy to navigate.

16 days ago

The trails are well maintained and the views are beautiful. There are so many trails, you can keep coming back and end up somewhere new each time. Great place to hike.

19 days ago

Easy to moderate hiking trails. Well marked. Beautiful park with easy parking. Went during a weekday so didn’t experience having to reserve anything. A few pretty waterfalls.

hiking
21 days ago

Requires parking reservations on the weekends

hiking
22 days ago

Love the landscape even in fall. Views were great, very clean and trails were well marked.

28 days ago

Make sure you print out online reservations before going. you can't buy them at the trail.

1 month ago

So many Trail options once you get there. Best maps and signage of any park I’ve seen. You can hike near the water for 7 Miles in a loop.

1 month ago

Couldn’t hike, now need to make a reservation on weekends.

1 month ago

This was beautiful even in the rain. The sounds of the water are so relaxing.

hiking
1 month ago

Wasn’t able to do the hike because starting last October they require a reservation on the weekends. Very disappointed and had to find another trail to hike. So if you do go on a weekday no reservation needed.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome collection of trails. It's 8$ to reserve parking and you can do it online. The trails aren't too hard and I definitely will be coming back. Can't recommend enough.

1 month ago

We’ll be back; lots of different trails to explore. Well kept. They now require reservations and fees $4-8 weekends, holidays, and peak days— do this before heading out there preferably
(www.placer.ca.gov/departments/facility/parks/parks-content/parks/hidden-falls)

hiking
2 months ago

There actually isn’t a single trail with this name. All in all the park had very well kept trails, shared by hikers, horses and mountain bikers. We went on a winter weekday so not much trail traffic. Excellent signage and maps along the way. Just a peaceful walk through manicured woods and pastures with some ups and downs to challenge your fitness! We did the North trail to Creekside to Goldfinch to South. About 8 miles in all and took us 3+ hours.

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