Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

hiking
2 days ago

It a pretty fun trail. I’m fairly new to hiking and am a pretty heavy gal so this was a great beginning trail for me. There were a few spots that were slightly challenging but overall it was a beautiful hike. I would recommend hiking down to the stream on the southwest side of the bridge and lookout point, there is a great spot to rest and chill by the creek.

Great hike, easy to moderate. Unfortunately the mine is now blocked off, however, there are many accommodations along the trails including porta potties and tables.

Nice 4h hike, decent views of the river

Good cardio trails with my dog

Dope stuff

Beautiful views!

SEPTEMBER/2018: Awesome day to hit this trail. The weather was perfect and it wasn’t as crowded like the last time. It’s about one and a half hours out/in trip. The waterfall/dam was so beautiful and there were plenty of rainbows.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful morning hiking!!!! I thought we’d be closer to the river, but we still had great views. Would be a easy hike for kids

Nice hike. We took a small trail above Robie Point and saw some old home foundations and an old fireplace aching an old brick pathway around the house. Pretty cool.

Great trail. For this out-of-shape old lady it was more than moderate but still doable

I went on a Monday (no reservations required on weekdays!) and there were still plenty of people on the trails. Only downside is the drinking fountains are no longer working. One of my friends planned to fill her water bottle up there only to find that out. Bring water with you!

1 month ago

Finally found a trail that rivals the Rim trail at Lafayette Reservoir. We took Cardiac Bypass this first time but will go all the way down to the water our next time. Moderate if you are comfortable with hills. Definitely bring water and wear trail shoes. It was worth the 25 minute drive.

Just another great day for hike at Auburn area. Crowded on parking cars and on the trail. Nice view's of spilling dam water at the end . like this trail as exercise and nice surrounding of forest atmosphere. Recomend to others.

It was great hike. Almost all hike is by the water!

Just a heads up "no dogs" sign at the trailhead, but you will usually see a few.

hiking
1 month ago

Make reservations on weekends !!!

It was awesome and gorgeous

1 month ago

nice wooded hike though steep. worth it if you live nearby but not a destination

The round trail shown here is not wheelchair accessible. You could go back on the same route and just get to the bridge that over looks one of the falls

A little crowded for our tastes, both on the trail and parking. (But it was a holiday weekend.) It’s pretty dry and dusty this time of year, but most of the trail is in partial shade and the temps are moderating.

I suggest going early before the crowds & the heat. I took my senior mom my teenage daughter and our poodle, it is definitely a trail for the whole family.

The name of this trail is a bit of a misnomer. The trail ends at Lake Clementine dam, which is beautiful and worth seeing. Clark’s pool is actually located just past the tall bridge you pass under, about a mile from the trail head. We hiked to the dam and then stopped at the pool to swim on the way back. Great spot for kids, water was the perfect temperature on Labor Day! Bathrooms are located at the trail head and at the dam.

Great fitness trail, before noon is best to enjoy the shade. 10 dollar parking fee. The dam in the end is beautiful, as well as the canyon rocks.

on Hidden Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy to moderate trail. There was a Mountain lion there today near the second falls so we didn’t go as far as planned. The first Falls was nice, light water, but some. A bit smoky but great trail.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Beautiful views ,look out point was so worth the ride!!Pretty harsh but worth it!

Great hike. Beautiful river views, California’ tallest bridge, Clementine Dam with spectacular falls, occasional breeze of California Bay tree scent, innocent your deer, who could ask for anything more.

Been doing this trail in the early summer for years. When the water is still cool, it’s great to stop for a swim at Clark’s Pool (formerly an Auburn Municipal Pool in the early 1900’s.) Watch for snakes and poison oak.

new county policy you must have a reservation to park booked in advance. also they charge for the reservations. they pay park rangers to stand out and collect the money.

amazing hike, minimal traffic

The falls itself were very refreshing. As for the trail, we took a different route to the falls. Right off of freeway 80 in Auburn, we took Forest hill road which leads us to Lake Clamentine road. This is more hard than the normal trail as it loses elevation pretty quickly and coming back up is fairly hard, of course if you are on foot (and we were, and it was not fun coming back up!). There is parking right off of the falls but I think it is only for people who bring their boats, and it is small which fills up quickly on a weekend.

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