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Jeffrey Wang
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HikingBlowdownBugsOver grown

Hiked July 3rd-5th 2020. Also agree that it was way overgrown, likely because of the American River Complex Fire. The first 4.5 miles are lovely but once you reach the edge of the burn it quickly becomes near impassible. Appears to have been cleared at some point but more briars have grown across the trail since and more trees been blown down as well. Also exited from Beacroft which was less overgrown, except around the spring, and very steep. Keep you eye out for the pink and orange plastic ribbons or else you could very easily lose the trail and get lost. I not only saw bear droppings but a bear and cub as well.

Wendy Bjeldanes
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Hiking

Trail is fairly well maintained to the river. Climb out is hard work. Took 2.5 hrs with a 40 lb backpack. Worth it considering the beautiful wild river access.

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Juan M Cordero
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Hiking

Amazing trail. The water falls are small but really beautiful. I recommend to bring plenty of water and some snacks, specially hiking with children. There are plenty of nice spots to chill down in the river. As others mentioned, the road to get there is rough. A 4WD or AWD vehicle is highly recommended. I have a 2WD SUV and had some issues on the way out.

Elle O.
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HikingBugs

It's a long drive on a windy, cliffside road, but the reward at the end is worth it. Peaceful and not crowded. Bring some decent bug spray or you will regret it. Trail is partially marked but I think the sign at the very beginning is missing. Trail needs a little maintenance of the markers, but otherwise is great. Easy hike. Restrooms are closed. No water or trash services.

Alexys Cellini
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HikingNo shadeWashed out

I saw the other reviews mentioning the road to get here and went in an off roading Jeep just to be prepared- but I didn’t really need it. The road is rough but if you have all wheel you can do it. Many cars did the same day i went. Parking is limited, would recommend getting there early. The trail is easy and fairly flat but does have a lot of unshaded parts. The falls are small but worth it! Water at both the falls and river is delightful, especially on a hot day. Would recommend if you need to take a dip to cool off!

Jordon Vice
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HikingBugsOver grownRocky

Super disappointed. There were a few waterfalls, but none like are in the photos listed for this trail. Went all the way to the end of the extremely overgrown trail, and there was no view or water - just some picnic tables in brush that look like they haven’t been touched in years. Trail was extremely hard to follow, and not worth the few views along the way. Lots of bugs, and saw a snake as well.

Alexandros X
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HikingOver grownRocky

Just finished this one. Started out at the campground, descended about a half mile on a fire trail, whereupon the Mumford Trail splits off on the right as a single track trail. From there, descended approximately 3 miles down switchbacks to the river. The trail is mostly shady, probably 2/3 of it in the shade and 1/3 exposed. Went to check out the cabin, but it was difficult to get to due to the overgrowth. Also the roof was caved in. Continued on for about 10 more minutes and found a good spot by the river to have lunch and swim a bit. Saw a water snake as I was getting out so that startled me a bit. The hike up was fairly challenging, in part because of the switch backs, but the rocky terrain and brush adds a little more difficulty. Ascended from the river to the main parking lot in 1 hr 53 min. I'd recommend long pants and a long shirt on this one to protect against the brush, some of which has thorns. This will also help with the poison oak and mosquitoes. Also bring sunblock and bug spray. In terms of water, I brought 4 liters and drank 3 of them. Overall it was a nice hike. The views were decent, but you couldn't see the river until you basically got on top of it. Very isolated, only saw 6 people from the time I left my car until i came back. I'd consider doing it again if the trail gets to be maintained a little better.

Lawrence Naidu
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HikingRocky

this is a fun trail for pro bikers

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Ryan Vaughan
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BackpackingBugsOver grown

I did this one as an overnight 6/20-6/21. I clocked it at 4.2 miles each way from the trailhead parking/campground to the river. It's fairly overgrown in spots and lots of downed trees to climb over. A handful of beautiful views of the ridge on the other side of the river. I didn't see an obvious river crossing (and I was tired), so I stayed on the same side of the river the whole time.

Samuel Ward
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Make sure your car has good tires...its a bumpy dirt road for 15 to 20 minutes to get there. Good place for a light hike and a picnic lunch.

Shana McCarl
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Loved this scenic trail! Lots of bikers when I went but the majority of them were polite

Lindsey R
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Hiking

This trail was not that bad and should be no trouble for experienced hikers who are used to more remote, less trafficked trails. There were overgrown sections, but were totally passable. Most of the trail was not overgrown. The area was burned a few years ago, but it is an interesting study in fire ecology to see how the forest is re-growing. Bring bug spray, mosquitos were bad, especially at the river. The cabin is , unfortunately, in bad shape due to a tree falling on the roof. On the way back up we ran into a mama bear and her one cub. She definitely kept and eye on us, but we moved through without issue. I would recommend bear spray to be safe. This trail is less steep than Euchre Bar and Italian Bar, just longer. We hiked out in 2 hours. And it was beautiful!

Aaron Rocha
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short enjoyable hike trail is a bit narrow the waterfall is picture worthy. parking is limited need a 4WD or AWD to access the trail

Matt Marriott
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Hiking

The trail was overall pretty good. A little hot but there are plenty of spots to stop in the shade along the trail. The trail wasn’t bad at all, it was pretty easy. My kids(5 & 7) had no problems. We saw two snakes a lot of lizards and a few frogs at the falls. The falls aren’t huge but amazing and nice to cool off in once you are there. Cooled off in the river at the parking lot before we left. We drove in off the forest hill side and drove out the opposite direction toward I80. The drive in wasn’t bad at all. The drive out wasn’t bad either. There are plenty of spots that are washed out, but there were quite a few cars that came that way. Saw two ladies drive down in a car as we were leaving, so it’s not that treacherous. Just be cautious and go slow. I have an SUV and had absolutely no problems.

Dr Glenn Barney
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Mountain bikingOver grown

Clear Trail but majority uphill if you start on the North side of Foresthill Rd. Plus we were the only Riders going that direction! Last time we started on the South Side & it’s significantly more Fun! With the late rains the bushes are starting to impede the trail but they’re still green so they just bounce off your legs. GREAT GREAT TRAIL.

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Jack Tesar
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Mountain bikingFee

There are multiple entrances along the road, they are fairly obvious once you drive by. There are marked fee stations and I did see the Ranger checking windshields. The trail is absolutely a blast. It's a nice mix of up/down, flowy sections to pick up speed and technical stuff sprinkled in. I rode the trail clock-wise but noticed more riders were going CCW so I think you can do either (I will try CCW next time). The path is very well marked which alone makes the $10 fee worth it in my opinion (if you are local the annual is $45 I believe). Hope this helps you MTB'ers now go out there and enjoy! :D

Fantasia Rodriguez
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HikingFeeNo shade

This trail was pretty! It has all the sites and I loved how you can take a dip into the water. There was a $10 day fee. I hiked from the beginning of the trail 2 miles down until I got to the river. I do want to go back, but next time I’ll drive the 2 miles down since it’s on a gravel road. I recommend driving a 4wd vehicle vs a car. Other than that, it was great exercise! Expect no shade!

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Justin Rosales
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Mountain biking

My favorite local trail near my Auburn mansion. Been riding here since the 60's

Rachel Cunningham
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Hiking

Another reviewer had called the road to the trail "treacherous" and I thought they were being dramatic. They were not being dramatic. The three-mile final road down to the trail, if you really want to call it a road, is not serviced by the county and is mostly craters between dirt on the edge of a cliff. I would not recommend this if you do not have an SUV or truck with all-wheel-drive. Truly on the way down, we feared for our lives and thought "perhaps this is meant to be the trail?" The drive is that scary. The hike itself was very pleasant with good shade. The waterfall was stunning, and the hike was long enough where you feel like you've accomplished something. Great wildlife, including stunning butterflies, wildflowers, and lizards. The river looked great to swim in, and there are trash bins at the trailhead and port-a-potties if you need.

Meggan McCall
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Hiking

Great for kids. Short, great waterfall and the river was awesome. Enter the park from the Forrest hill road. Much easier to drive into canyon.

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Kyle Weinberger
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Hiking

Brush and Fallen trees are cleaned up. Trail is challenging but rewarding. Took about 10hrs to complete

Lillian O.
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HikingNo shade

Fairly easy trail, died a little on the way back but that’s because I’m out of shape and because there isn’t a lot of shade towards the beginning of the trail! The waterfall was really pretty but we didn’t stay long because there were a bunch of people there so that kinda sucked! I saw a lot of kids at the waterfall so like if they can do it so can you! Highly recommend having a taller car to get down there. We drove a Honda Pilot down the dirt road with lots of divots and potholes and large rocks so definitely not for low clearance cars overall very fun!

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