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Best trails in Colfax

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Looking for a great trail near Colfax, California? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around South Yuba River State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Auburn State Recreation Area or Sly Park Recreation Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Colfax ranging from 2.1 to 2.6 miles and from 1,177 to 2,227 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Colfax
Top trails (8)
#1 - Stevens Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
Stevens Trail is very scenic and rich in history - it is also on the National Register of Historic places. Built by Truman Allen Stevens it was used as a toll road for miners that needed to get from tShow more
#2 - Stevens Trail East
Colfax, California
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
Stevens Trail East is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colfax, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options Show more
#3 - Yankee Jim's-Indian Creek Trail
Tahoe National Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Yankee Jim's-Indian Creek Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colfax, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#4 - Pennyweight Trail
Auburn State Recreation Area
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
The Pennyweight Trail winds along the riverbed and hillside along the North Fork of the American River below Colfax, with excellent river views and sandy banks for swimming. On your way down from ColfShow more
#5 - Windy Point Trail
Auburn State Recreation Area
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
There is a $10 parking fee.Show more
#6 - Rollins Lake Dam Trail
Colfax, California
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Rollins Lake Dam Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Colfax, California that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hikingShow more
#7 - Bear Falls
Colfax, California
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 57 m
Bear Falls is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Colfax, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and isShow more
#8 - Bear River Campground Trail
Bear River Campground
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Bear River Campground Trail is a 2.6 mile out and back trail located near Colfax, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able Show more