Lake Clementine Trail

#1 of 14 trails in Auburn State Recreation Area

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Lake Clementine Trail is 2 miles located near Auburn, California. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and hiking. Leads to the spot where the North Fork Dam meets the rocks for an outstanding view of cascading water. Trail passes under the tallest bridge in California, Foresthill Bridge.

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Kenny Chao (88)

3 Completed2 Reviews

It was an easy 2 miles. A little incline at the end. Lots of mountain bikers.

Kharla Graham (39)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Jared Agee (270)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Nice hike. Very easy. For all levels. Great for kids or dogs. Nice view of the creek and dam. Nice swimming hole along the path as well. We went off the trail to get atop of the largest bridge in CA. That was challenging considering we didn't use stagecoach trail. But if you are looking for a trail stagecoach will take you to the top of the bridge. If you want an adventure go of this trail and clamp up the mountain to the first leg of the bridge. about 2 miles up but very steep angle and fun if you like going off the trail a bit.

Vishnu Das (298)

12 Completed8 Reviews

It's a great day hike and easy one for someone who is moderately experienced. We parked outside the fee area and took a small walk to the trailhead. We followed the trail sign for lake clementine. You need to go on a shared road (vehicular) to reach the last bit of the trail. There was a rainbow at the bottom of the falls at the dam.

JG W. (338)

Very easy hike. It's more like walking up the hills of San Francisco. Your legs can get tired if you're not used to it, but there is plenty of shade to stop under along the way. The water levels are low in August and you see less of the natural falls along the way, but there are some spots to stop and take a dip. I suggest walking to the very end and enjoy the view at the dam then stopping at a swimming hole on the way back.

sherry chappell (91)

5 Completed3 Reviews

Decent hike. Views of water only partially along the way. Hiked all the way to end and then to dam. Did not see trail off to right for waterfall. Swimming hole was nice but crowded.

Joseph Reilly (41)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike for for a relaxing day out by the water. Rather flat and easy terrain to navigate. A few places with easy access to the river along the trail. It does have a ten dollar parking fee

Krista Watson (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome! Starts out easy and gets to moderate, I would say. Lots of shade. Great swimming hole about .5 mile in. If you plan on getting to the waterfall, it is another hot .5 mile after the first 2 (downhill paved). The waterfall is spectacular and you can feel the cool mist on your skin. Eat your lunch there and prepare for a hard and hot half mile uphill hike. After that it is a downhill gravel with lots of shade. A half mile before you finish, jump off the rock and swim in the cool refreshing river.

We are virgin hikers and went with our 3 kids ages 8, 5 and 8 mos. My kids are TROOPERS and I'm amazed they made it. I probably wouldn't have put them thru it if I knew it was 5 miles round trip. They forgot about the difficulty as soon as we got to the swimming hole.

We burned 1220 calories and I am sore everywhere as of the next day.

Lani Corpuz (79)

8 Completed4 Reviews

Very easy hike....mostly flat until u get towards the end.

Carol Holliman (80)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Perfect for folks who enjoy an easier stroll by a beautiful river. Would have liked a bench or two along the way.