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2 days ago

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5 days ago

I enjoyed the scenery on the way out a little too much. As a result, I got behind. Trail running the way back was a real good time.
It's possible to go off trail and spend some nice time by the river. There was a good amount of shaded area but there was also a portion where one is under the sun.

Great hiking trail. It was beautiful the entire way, great swimming hole on the bottom... Penny the trail guide-dog kept us company most of the way. I would definitely recommend.

hiking
7 days ago

Great trail! Good distance for a day hike with some great views and secluded areas of the river are available. I'll definitely hike it again!

hiking
10 days ago

This was a beautiful trail and a fun challenge. I didn't go the entire way because of the steep drop-off at one point of the trail and I am a baby when it comes to heights. I tried twice but just couldn't get my feet to move any further. I will attempt it again another time.

This trail has a great mix of forested areas and great views when the tree coverage breaks up.
I took my dog and he had the time of his life. I wish we could have made it to the river because that would really have blown his mind.

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15 days ago

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16 days ago

Trail is predominately gently sloping with one steep rocky section. Total elevation gain closer to 1500 ft without.

hiking
20 days ago

The trail info needs correcting. My GPS had it as 8.8 miles. The trailhead is at 2400ft and the river is at 1250ft, which makes a 1150ft elevation gain. It's a very beautiful trail. It starts out in a deciduous forest, watch out for the Poison Oak! It's thick, but it has been cut back away from the trail itself. After about two miles you are on the slope of a mountain with great views of the American River. It is quite exposed. Go for a dip in the river if it's warm to cool off. I Hiked in Early September and nearly consumed all of my 2.5 liters of water. I'd bring three to be safe.

hiking
24 days ago

It was awesome I went up for my birthday with a couple of friends the most beautiful place in California

worth the gravel road for scenery along trail, great swimming spots.

Beautiful hike! Insanely clear water. Watch out for poison oak and rattle snakes this season. Ran into both during our hike

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike.. the trail is great. Definately make sure to take plenty of water with you. Going in is pretty easy, but the hike back out is a little more challenging for someone just getting back into hiking. The views are absolutely amazing. I will definitely be doing this trail more often. The river at the point you come to is so clear and refreshing.

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1 month ago