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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A great trail; if you're looking for a glute workout, go to the bottom & back up!

2 days ago

Wonderfully maintained trail that showcases some very historical aspects of the canyon. Good for hikers of all levels.

So many Trail options once you get there. Best maps and signage of any park I’ve seen. You can hike near the water for 7 Miles in a loop.

3 days ago

We did this hike on Christmas day, there were about 5 or 6 different happy families we encountered. It was a nice easy hike with well defined trails, bridges and overlooks. Several different trails intersect so you have options to do a little or a lot! Kid and dog friendly and pretty accessible overall. I don't think I would do this hike again. Once was enough. There are so many more trails in this area to explore!

My first real hike. Definitely would recommend it to anyone who’s never went hiking. Beautiful ending and scenery.

Easy wide trail and gorgeous views. A lot of company and no place to use the bathroom - because of the heavy trail traffic, impossible to go off trail and no facilities at the dam site.

Wide trail with stagecoach ruts in it. Good overlooks. Picnic table partway down in partial shade.

Couldn’t hike, now need to make a reservation on weekends.

Got there 8:45 not a lot of people but on the way back was busy. I think we will explore more of this area. The ferns and moss were beautiful on the trail beyond the marina. Really good hike

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7 days ago

LOVED THIS TRAIL. Couple uphill challenges heading in, but the ride out is awesome!

This was beautiful even in the rain. The sounds of the water are so relaxing.

15 days ago

This was a nice trail. There were some really pretty views of the bridge and surrounding area, including the American River. You can connect to other trails to shorten or extend your hike. Some of the trails were pretty washed out. I wouldn’t hike this if it had rained recently because of the mud. Be on the lookout for mountain bikes, too. Hiked 12/03/17.

A rare gem. Everyone says do this one on weekdays which we did. Enough trails to hike all day if you feel inclined with plenty of grades.

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!

easy trail, kid and dog friendly. Great view once you reach the water fall.

20 days ago

Great views, watch out for periodic mountain bikers cruising down

Crowded but nice trail with great views

Wasn’t able to do the hike because starting last October they require a reservation on the weekends. Very disappointed and had to find another trail to hike. So if you do go on a weekday no reservation needed.

Nice views but way too many mountain bikers zooming by to really enjoy it

21 days ago

Flat trail. Easy outing. If you like to walk, this brisk road is wide and offers plenty of social interactions.

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