North Fork of the American River Lake Clementine Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

North Fork of the American River Lake Clementine Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cool, California that features a river 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
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
787 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

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4 months ago

It's confusing because you have to go down and pay and then you're close to the viewpoint for the falls. to get to the trail, you have to walk up and hit the trailhead at the hairpin turn. the gate is marked as 140.

6 months ago

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7 months ago

Was not the best "hike" it was just a walk down to the river. But even though we were expecting to hike we just swam and sun bathed instead. Not a good hiking spot but good spot to just chill with a pic-nic and a suit.

7 months ago

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7 months ago

This was not a trail, it was a road down to the water. It was half shade half sun. Easy going down but tough coming back up. All trails app said dogs ok however the trail had a no dog sign. Not the best scenery.. we roughed it out hoping for a nice water spot at the end, no suck luck. It was muddy and no where to sit. Won't do this trail again :(

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Monday, October 10, 2016

A pretty short hike down to the lake where there is a small access area to the lake. Unfortunately not a lot to see until you get to the lake. but a nice diversion from the connector trail.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

It was a decent hike, but the location at the lake was disappointing. Thought there would be a spot for the kids to take a break and play in the water. That's if you don't mind ski boats flying by. Ended up hiking in and then hiking out. The kids were disappointed. There are definitely nicer spots on Lake Clementine than this one.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Saturday, July 09, 2016

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Directions are confusing as the pin isn't dropped at the trailhead, but if you go to where el dorado meets 49 and park you can find it. Decent hike. Not terribly difficult, but not a walk in the park either.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Great, challenging at times, hike. Beautiful views.