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Best trails in Newcastle

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Looking for a great trail near Newcastle, California? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views 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 Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Newcastle ranging from 2.4 to 7.5 miles and from 472 to 984 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 Newcastle
Top trails (6)
#1 - Hidden Falls Trail
Hidden Falls Regional Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
#2 - Avery's Pond
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 59 m
Avery's Pond is a beautiful pond near the shores of Folsom Lake. Parking Fee: $12Show more
#3 - Hidden Falls and Seven Pools Loop
Hidden Falls Regional Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
#4 - Avery's Pond via the Pioneer Express Trail
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
The start of the trail is not clearly marked and it costs $12 to enter the park. However, the $12 allows for all day access to Folsom Lake. The equestrian parking lot is reserved for those hauling horse trailers. If driving a standard size vehicle, please leave these limited spots open for those with horse trailers and park elsewhere. The trail is mostly shaded and has lovely wildflowers, butterflies, and caterpillars during the spring. The pond is a sweet spot with plenty of rainbow trout. Show more
#5 - Pioneer Express Trail: Rattlesnake Bar to Granite Bay
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 5 h 26 m
Parking Fee: $12Show more
#6 - Pioneer Express Trail and Western States Trail
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 6 h
A great hike along the American River North Fork. The trail starts with the Pioneer Express Trail and then follows the Western States Trail.  If you want to get closer to the river you may have to do some bushwhacking to get back up on the trail.  Do this as a point to point with one car at each end. Parking Fee: $12Show more