Lake Clementine Trail

#1 of 14 trails in Auburn State Recreation Area
Lake Clementine Trail is a 4.9 mile out and back trail located near Auburn, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles 754 feet Out & Back
dog friendly birding canoeing fishing hiking mountain biking nature trips trail running walking horses lake river views washed out waterfall
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The waterfall is absolutely amazing. There are rarely any people at the base of the fall but there is an abundance of poison oak so you need to be careful.

Another good feature about this hike is about a quarter of a mile into the hike you pass by Clark's Pool - a fairly popular swimming hole. Despite being in the middle of the river, it is actually quite warm and very refreshing - especially since the first half of the hike is totally unshaded and gets rather hot.

Margareth Hing Luu

1 Completed0 Reviews

Sarah Aquino

3 Completed2 Reviews

Fun good work out for beginners. Nice reward seeing the damn at the end.

Nicholas Polidoro

1 Completed1 Reviews

Trail was fun but really mellow. Great trail for a quick workout.

Stephan M.

josette Calderon

1 Completed1 Reviews

Easy to get to, nice shirt hike if you won't have a lot of time, or if you are hiking with kids. Beautiful reward for such a short hike.

Jared Yttrup

2 Completed2 Reviews

A very easy and family friendly trail. Our hike was a precise 5.0 miles up the trail. We encountered a handful of mountain bikers and had to step off the trail, but overall it's a quiet, low traffic hike with minimal elevation change. Walking under the Foresthill bridge was quite the experience as well.

Also, depending on where you are on the trail it's a moderate to difficult flight area for drones. We were able to fly over the damn for some cool shots, but if you're not overly confident in your piloting abilities, steer clear of the damn. The pressure put off from the falls is enough to interfere with the drone's flight like a strong wind.

Jaime Frederick

1 Completed1 Reviews

Emily Montoya

6 Completed4 Reviews

Easy path dog friendly until the gate to the dam. Lots of people took their dogs anyway. Pretty and worth it. Easy Trek kid friendly. Do it!

Heather F.

Very easy trail. Perfect if you only have one or two hours available.

Steve McEfee

4 Completed4 Reviews

A nice little walk in auburn