Mumford Bar Trail to American River Canyon Trail

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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.

Distance: 21.3 miles Elevation Gain: 4,291 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching




wild flowers



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.

over grown
22 days ago

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.

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