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Western States Trail to Calcutta Falls

EASY 55 reviews

Western States Trail to Calcutta Falls is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Auburn, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

An easy local hike for beginners to get back into shape! Also nice that there's a "destination" you can enjoy. The falls were more than I was expecting for something so close and easy to access.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy to get to but road side parking can be risky. Great views of the river and canyon. Easy on my dog. Mostly hikers and runners with a couple on horseback.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail along the American River with good variety to keep adults, kids and dogs interested. Easy hills, plenty of both sun and shade, gorgeous river valley views, and even fun little bridges over rushing waterfalls. Lots of options to take offshoot trails down to the river. At the river bed there's plenty of safe areas to explore on the rocky shores. There is limited free parking right on the highway by the trailhead. Clean porta potties at the trailhead too!

7 months ago

@Jenniffer, yes those were the falls, next to the small wooden bridge. As I mentioned, it is this time of the season that the falls are running very low on water. We were told by a regular hiker on this trail to come back in winters if we want to see the falls in full swing.

7 months ago

It was very hot today. Can someone tell me if the falls are where the little wooden bridge is? We walked past that and went for a very long hike. We didn't see any falls other than that very small creek. The trail is nice though and lots of people were out. The river below is nice.

hiking
7 months ago

Did this today, it was damn hot and too dry. Trail was good though and the falls are running very low at this time of the season. If you go to the river below you can spend some quality time in water but there is no shade around water. We’ll return to this trail in winters again and hope to see the waterfall in it’s full swing.

hiking
8 months ago

Did this hike with a bunch of Cub Scouts, it’s hot, but the falls at the end are a nice reward. Parking is kind of a hassle, but overall a fun afternoon.

9 months ago

Awesome

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike, this trail never disappoints! The views are beautiful and the trail is very easy and quick! Only complaint is people NEED and MUST take OUT what they pack IN!! It hurts my heart seeing views such as this littered with trash! Please please people treat our earth kindly!

hiking
10 months ago

we just started hiking very good hike not too many people, falls were flowing nicely not too strenuous nice day we also took a side trail to under the bridge had a nice picnic at rivers edge

Great little starter hike!

hiking
11 months ago

Go early so you can get one of the free parking spots

hiking
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Took my four year old. Great family trail but good luck finding parking:/ it was crazy and it’s a $10 feel if you find a spot in the registered parts.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Quick and easy hike with some great sights along the way!

hiking
Monday, February 05, 2018

Nice easy hike for the whole family! All sorts of little offshoot trails down the the river to some nice little waterholes. A lot of people though

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Nice little walk, beautiful waterfall!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Great short hike. Very easy and is great for families with kids. Great views of the valley and river.

hiking
Monday, January 08, 2018

Great trail for a Sunday hike!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Lots of horse poop

hiking
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walking
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