Mumford Bar Trail to American River Canyon Trail

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Tahoe National Forest

Mumford Bar Trail to American River Canyon Trail is a 21.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Foresthill, California that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 21.3 mi Elevation gain 4,291 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Backpacking

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Snow

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Getting There

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

Directions from I-80: Directions #3: Take the Foresthill exit and proceed 15.5 miles to the Foresthill Ranger Station. Continue on Foresthill Road for 25 miles to Sailor Flat Road and turn left. Go one mile to the trailhead for Sailor Flat Trail. This trail leads to the American River Trail.

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Jeffrey Wang
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HikingBlowdownBugsOver grown

Hiked July 3rd-5th 2020. Also agree that it was way overgrown, likely because of the American River Complex Fire. The first 4.5 miles are lovely but once you reach the edge of the burn it quickly becomes near impassible. Appears to have been cleared at some point but more briars have grown across the trail since and more trees been blown down as well. Also exited from Beacroft which was less overgrown, except around the spring, and very steep. Keep you eye out for the pink and orange plastic ribbons or else you could very easily lose the trail and get lost. I not only saw bear droppings but a bear and cub as well.

Andrey Rybikov
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HikingBlowdownMuddyOver grownScramble
First to Review

Did the hike on May 27, 2019. Beautiful trail. It was very over grown and when It rained the night before so all the plants and bushes had water on them which got me soaked from waist down. I decided not to hike all the way to the end and ended detouring to Beacroft Trail. Beacroft trail was also over grown but it was better but not by much. Barely saw a soul the whole hike. I did see a lot of bear droppings. Be cautious.

Mark Michalenko
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