Explore the most popular trails near Auburn with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful and easy trail. Be careful with the mountain bikers.

hiking
2 days ago

Really nice little day hike. Close to Sacramento. You can make this hike whatever distance you want. Recommend planning ahead and reserving parking spot online for the weekend.

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

really great trail, waterfalls are beautiful. went all the way up, was muddy but not too bad. will definitely go again and again

great easy walk. the trails were very well marked. we ended up doing 8.4 miles.

beautiful trail, pretty easy to follow with the app. ran into lots of ticks though. overall a nice trail.

hiking
13 days ago

Perfect hike for a slightly rainy day. Note: the trail leads into private property while on the upclimb, right before you hit the canal!

Perfect weather, perfect day. Trails in great shape. Everyone on the trail was considerate... though couple with 3 dogs had 2 off leash. We extended 3.2 mile loop to 7.4. Awesome workout with the hills.

hiking
22 days ago

A beautiful trail with a lot of different interest points! Pretty foliage and waterfalls.

great place

Nice easy hike but very busy!

hiking
25 days ago

A very nice hike. The recent rains have helped make the falls nice to enjoy. The trail can get a bit busy but the further you go the more secluded it gets. At the end of the trail, we headed up towards the road and then took a different steep trail back down to mix things up. Lots of shade if needed but not needed with the overcast skies.
Would definitely go again with it’s vicinity to Sac.

Just went in February with my gf and doge. Lots of snow EVERYWHERE. Tons of people still out trail running though. There are a lot of split offs on this trail so we ended up doing different parts of a few separate trails and then just heading back because of rain. Still very nice though we will be heading back soon.

hiking
28 days ago

We've come here quite a few times with our dog. We typically do Poppy Trail to Blue Oaks to Seven Falls Vista/Seven Pools Loop to Canyon View to Hidden Falls. Takes us 2 hours round trip with the dog. Only encountered ticks on our pupp once in Late December a day after it rained but nothing since then. Make sure to always check online on weekends and holidays for parking reservation, you dont need it during the weekday.

hiking
28 days ago

This trail was beautiful! Everything I could ask for! After all the rain and snow we’ve been getting, it made for perfect conditions. The beautiful green river was roaring by, and there were several mini waterfalls along the way to enjoy. It was quiet and calm and just what me and the dogs needed!

hiking
29 days ago

Poppy Loop to Blue Oak Loop to Seven Pools Loop To Canyon View and then back to the start via North Legacy

hiking
29 days ago

Make sure you reserve beforehand since reception at entrance ranger’s gate may be spotty. Parking permit reservation is required for entrance. 2:30 pm to sunset is $4. Reservation also requires you create an online account. Click on “Other Link Parking Reservations” https://www.placer.ca.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Hidden-Falls-Regional-Park-53

Plenty of trails, the overlooks are stable and plentiful of rainfall recently that made the falls really enjoyable.

Really great trail with a lot of variation. Beautiful water views, water falls, and some cool old structures from the former railroad. Many people running this trail. Get there early for parking!

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike on a rainy day, it was lovely and not too strenuous. Highly recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

I loved this hike. I did a loop consisting of the Poppy Trail, then the two trails that ran along side the creek on either side, ending with the falls. With all the recent rain the falls are beautiful right now. Excellent winter hiking. Took me about 4 hours to complete.

great quick hike to the falls and back.

Great trail, especially the beginning part! Lost the trail at one point and went a slightly different way, but still good.

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muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. While one side is stroller friendly, the other side is not, too rocky. But now that we know we will stick to one side of it when coming with a toddler.

Worth it for the dam waterfall!

hiking
1 month ago

steep hills, beautiful scenery.

Beautiful trail. Lots of people and bikers even though it was a weekday. Very easy hike.

beautiful easy and family hike for all seasons. there are other connecting trails the may be combined to this trail to do 8 to 10 mile hike. you can find beautiful flowers in spring time in this area.

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy and beautiful views!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Good if you’re looking for something too do, but you don’t have a lot of energy. The hike is very simple and scenic. Main loop is a wide path, then there’s thinner trails that lead to separate scenic spots. Great if you have kids, dogs or even a horse (if you own one). You’ll possibly see some of the residential cows that roam the area as well. Don’t worry about snakes, not enough rocks for raddlers to burrow in. Lastly, bring a camera to capture the beautiful bridges and river below them.

Difficulty Rating: Easy
Quality/Up-keep Rating: 10/10

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