South Legacy Way

MODERATE 8 reviews

South Legacy Way is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Auburn, California that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.2 miles
410 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running




wild flowers


1 month ago

Ticks everywhere.

3 months ago

Easy to go online and get pass. On New Years Day morning session full bought half day ticket. Beautiful hike got in 5 miles. Many trails to chose. Will go back!

4 months ago

Awesome trail. I did the hidden falls, n. Legacy, and s. Legacy in about 3.5 hours. Not a difficult trail at all but rather long. I think it is a total of 9 miles from car around loop and back to car. There are a couple nice water falls along the way and plenty of maps so you cant get lost. Although rarely rarely seen, They say mountain lions are along the trail so bring a weapon just in case. Happy trails!

4 months ago

This is a service road once you get down the main hill. Lots of people.
More of a very short walk.

5 months ago

Check your dogs for ticks! Never had a problem with either of mine, but found 3 ticks and a flea after this hike!

9 months ago

This trail starts out okay, but then is basically a service road. It has very little shade and not many sites. There is really no point to take this trail unless you are just trying to get exercise and increase mileage. Once we got to the North Legacy Way, we went ahead and took the Creekside trail, that was much nicer, it has lots of shade and follows the creek. We didn't come across ANYONE, even though the falls that day was PACKED. I would definitely hit the falls trail FIRST, early in the morning, before it gets so crowded, then branch off and take the other trails around the area.

4 months ago