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Quarry Trail to Brown's Bar to Goat Hill

MODERATE 106 reviews

Quarry Trail to Brown's Bar to Goat Hill is a 9.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Auburn, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,532 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wildlife

bugs

over grown

Good trail, it was a great hike. Not that overgrown, just use your AllTrails app to go the right way and you should be fine. Took my dog and she loved it.

hiking
bugs
rocky
24 days ago

I am not even sure if I did this trail. i couldnt find the loop back to the parking lot, me and a friend went with the dog. the trail just kept going and at one point we didnt know where it ended. we saw some off trails but they were not clearly marked. we just hiked a bit past brown's bar and back. which was ten miles total. there is some pretty decent incline and decline on this trail. we encountered lots of bugs in our faces, but didnt see the overgrown vegetation everyone on here was talking about. it has some beautiful views of the river. saw some deer. pretty decent hike overall.

hiking
25 days ago

Good trail with some decent elevation about half way in.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike. Wear pants on this trail. Lots of thorn bushes to go through!!

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

dog friendly and kid friendly. lots of little trials to go off on. view from the top is breathtaking.

hiking
over grown
6 months ago

Super overgrown hard to hike

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
6 months ago

There was so much over grown vegetation thy it made the hike very difficult. Not worth it.

Quarry trail was great, but brown’s bar and Wendal Robbie trail (loop back to Quarry trail) had a lot of overgrown vegetation, with often times thorns. A couple decent views, but not worth fighting the plants.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

Beautiful walk in the spring, lots of butterflies and flowers. Rocky uneven paths require good shoes to tackle terrain. Some of the trail markers were missing and there is little phone service to guide you via this app. Recommend a gps to maneuver route if you choose to go off trail or get lost. Bring lots of water as well. Dogs are good on leash but can get hot later in day. Recommend an early start, lunch break in Cooll then return before 2.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail lots of waterfalls

8 months ago

Quarry is good but after you get up goat hill there are a lot of ruts on the trail, overgrown weeds and rocky areas.

running
muddy
10 months ago

hiking
Tue Sep 25 2018

Wonderful adventure! Gorgeous views & challenging.

hiking
Mon Jul 02 2018

So. To start, it was about 90 degrees out when we did the hike, and about 98 when we finished, so that contributed greatly to the overall “uncomfortable” vibes we got. There is about 50/50 coverage, but it comes in big chunks of shade and big chunks of sun, so you can be hiking in the sun for a while which can be quite miserable if it’s even relatively hot. The beginning section on Quarry Trail was nice, pretty flat for the most part, and a couple opportunities to go down to the river. The split to Brown’s Bar Trail and Wendell T Robie Trail was the beginning of the steepest part, in addition to being the least maintained part of the trail. There is poison oak EVERYWHERE, and at points you have to beat through overgrown vegetation (with thorns), and traverse a mud pit (with overgrown thorns, of course) that makes you question whether the trail continues at all. I cannot stress enough how overgrown the trail was. No “awe-spiring” views at the top, or even along the second part of the trail. So long story not so short: If you decide to do the two latter trails, bring LOTS of water (like more than you normally would for a big hike), stay very covered to protect from thorns, poison oak, and other sharp vegetation, and by all means do NOT go if it’s too warm out. Not sure if it’s even worth it, to be honest. Just stick to Quarry Trail.

Sun Apr 15 2018

Great hike if you go through the rock climbing area and make the loop around and back. The cave with fossils is closed now though.

hiking
Sun Apr 08 2018

Great hike with a nice of variety terrain and some decent climbs. In early April ‘18, California Pipevine Swallowtail butterflies were everywhere; in January there were California Newts.

hiking
Wed Jan 31 2018

Great hike. Good elevation. Didn't see another person while on the single track trail. Saw a few salamanders also.

hiking
15 days ago

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