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Hidden Falls Trails

Auburn, CA

Hidden Falls Trails is a 5.6 mile loop trail located near Auburn, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for birding, hiking, nature trips & walking and is accessible year-round.

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Hidden Falls Trails
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We had a lot of fun on this trail. I'm not sure who put that this trail is 5.6 miles. There's many different trails to choose from within the park and none easily add up to 5.6. Our route was a little over 8 miles in total, took us about 3.5 hours with some stops to enjoy the creek, 4 hours if you include our 30 minute lunch/play time at the falls. To do a real loop, we did hiked the South Legacy trail along one side of the creek, crossed the bridge, took the Creek Side trail back toward the falls, then took the Falls Access trail down to the water. Couple of fun places to play in the water. The actual falls have an outlook deck that's pretty nice. Could see this place getting too crowded to really enjoy the water though, but we went more for the hike. We only ran into about 5 people in total out on the trails (away from the water) and they were all on their way out. We got a later start, about 9:30AM. After cooling off in the water (oh and there's not so much "swimming" as there is wading/sitting and playing in water. At least for adults.) we headed back to the parking lot via the Falls Access trail and then back up the first part of the South Legacy trail. Lots of people were coming straight down to the falls when we were heading out around 1PM.

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Robie Point Firebreak Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Has some pretty good views. We went down to the rail road bridge and the river and hiked back up. River was very refreshing and saw some people bring their water tubes and were going down the river. Shaded for about 50% of the trail and it was a hot day (100 almost). Should definitely check it out. Good for beginners and moderate hikers.

My friend also brought his siberian husky along and saw many other dogs in the trail.

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Took a friend on this hike for fun. We picked to do the entire Loop. It took us 4 hours. I was long but beautiful. I had done a very tough leg workout the day before.... I would not recommend doing that.
It was fun and worth it. I would not recommend the entire loop for kids. To long and hard in the sun.
We got unburnt so wear sun screen if you go the entire way.

I have done the loop from the falls and back in December of 2013. That is a good hike for kids. Couple hours of fun.

We will go back for sure!

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Lake Clementine Trail
by Jennifer Pulliam

4 Completed 4 Reviews

No one mentioned the $10.00 self paid parking fee for parking near the trailhead. Also, while trail was nice and wide with lots of shady areas (especially in morning hours), it seemed like we climbed significantly higher than the advertised 125 ft elevation gain. Mapmyhike app indicated we had traveled 2.65 miles and still had not reached the lake- we could see the falls through the trees, but didn't get there because we weren't equipped for anything more than a leisurely stroll. I recommend the hike for the reasons others stated, but I'd make sure you had a decent supply of water with you (and ten bucks).

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Lake Clementine Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Gorgeous hike but from what I could tell, there was no easy access to Lake Clementine to swim. We were somewhat disappointed after hiking mostly uphill in 100 degree heat. However, we took a snack break overlooking the dam and then found a trail leading down to the river. This trail was difficult since it was pretty steep and the last portion was all over rocks. But it was so worth it!! Most gorgeous swimming hole ever. Picnicked on a rock and loved every minute of it.

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Hidden Falls Trails
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Came here with my coworker friends on a Friday on an outing. Good if you want to do something quick and want to do something else in the same day too. Moderate to easy for an experienced hiker. They have good landing areas with vantage points to view the waterfalls. Pretty easy to get to the water and there were some spots where you could get in and chill out. The trail itself has dry terrain and lots of red dust all along (be prepared to wash your shoes after)

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http://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/facility/parks/hidden-falls-regional-park

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Hidden Falls Trails
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Great day hike to play in the water, but expect to see a lot of people especially on the weekend. We headed out on the poppy trail heading down the winding trail to the whiskey digins creek apron 1.2 miles. From there we crossed the river heading and got onto the hidden falls trail aprox .5 miles to the falls. Be prepared to meets lots of people with dogs and a few horses on the trails. Bring lots of water on a hot day, if you think you brought enough grab another bottle and take with you. The hike back is all up hill. On the way back we took the south legacy road just after whiskey bridge to head back up the hill to the car. It was all up hill but way faster and shorter that the trail down(.6 miles). There are many trails to discover here I have attached a like to the park where you can down load a map of the area and plan ahead.

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