Lake Clementine Trail

Auburn, CA
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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.

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.

From Auburn, take Highway 49 South. At the Confluence, keep going straight - do NOT turn right. After you cross the curved bridge, park off to the right of the road. The trail head is right at the end of the bridge.

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Fun and quick trail, with beautiful scenery especially in the spring time. I would suggest that once you hit the road after about two miles of a steady uphill, go down the road toward lake clementine and take in the beauty and serenity of the lake.

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Visited a friend and this is what he lives by. Took him hiking and I absolutely fell in love. Beautiful, really easy hike. Partially trail ran it also

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Took a nice hike on a weekday last week. It wasn't crowded at all and even though it was posted that there was a parking fee we did not pay it, due to the fact that nobody else was buying any and the box that contained the envelopes for the parking fees were locked up. Luckily when we got back there wasn't a ticket on the car. I would recommend this trail just be warned the few hills are quite steep.

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nice trail with options to stop and take a dip in the river along the way. Actually ran on stone wall trail to shortcut trail to get more miles in and joined my wife and kids at the lower clementine dam.

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This is one of my favorite trails but, as of recently, there is a $10.00 fee to park now. If you've got a few extra bucks to spend, it's worth it but just be aware.

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We did a partial hike on this trail, because we started out on the Stagecoach trail first and went 2 miles on that trail. The area in general is beautiful, with great views of the bridge and many paths down to the water. We went on a Wednesday and only saw two other hikers, which was nice.

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Went there in late afternoon. Not many people that time. Enjoyed very much.

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I have done this hike a few times with friends. This is one of our favorite spots. We saw a bear crossing the river last time we were there! luckily it crossed the trail and went up the hill quickly. the hike is easy and mothers are a few little trails that lead to the river if you want to make a few detours. Enjoy!

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