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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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Go early!

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Stagecoach Trail
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Night hike, it's good for the soul!

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Lake Clementine Trail
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10 Completed 5 Reviews

I usually hike here from the stagecoach trail which is a lot longer route, but definitely worth it if you time it right so the full moon is high in the sky when you reach the damn.
Then slide down the giant pyramid like steps and sit on a rock in front of a glowing waterfall, breathing in the negative ions for a couple hrs before heading back.

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Robie Point Firebreak Trail
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My husband and I took this trail today and enjoyed some detours. We hiked a total of 4.5-5 miles total and found some great smaller trails. The main trail is a fire break and a bit more like a road in it's width. Lots of nice shady part of the trail and it was great to see the remnants of the old incomplete Auburn Damn. Unfortunately, with the drought, there is very little water in the river so the view is fairly unimpressive and limited. I think it would be a great river trail during non-drought times. Overall we really enjoyed the hike and we enjoyed some good exercise from the variety of terrain.

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Hidden Falls Trails
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Great! Me, my brother & two 12 year olds had a great time. Very beautiful this time of year (March).

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Hidden Falls Trails
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This was my wife's and my first ever trail hike (other than the American Parkway). We arrived on a Saturday at 12:30 and was nice to see staff help with parking. Lot was nearly full. We went with a plan, and that was to make it to the vista point on Seven Pools vista. We started out from the parking lot on the S.Legacy trail and arrived Whiskey Diggins bridge. Headed up the Blue Oak Loop on our way to Seven Pools vista. Nice. Like reviews said, there were very few people. (3 bikers and a family of horse riders). Headed down to the the Seven Pools loop where we had our picnic by the water all alone. Headed up the steep Turtle Pond trail on our way back. My wife was NOT happy lol. We are very sore today, but it was nice. Look forward to exploring more trails.

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Free parking, restrooms, trail to the falls was nice shade and sun along the way. Falls has an observation deck but little low because of the drought. We hiked up further to another observation deck where you can see the bridge and further on. After that if keep going to can get a little steep. Wide and narrow trails but maintained well. No way to get lost.

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Stagecoach Trail
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Enjoyed the trail, found some geocaches and loved the big bridge.

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Hidden Falls Trails
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This trail has something for everyone. The main paths are wide and level enough for strollers and we have taken our kiddos to the falls before (about 3 miles total out and back).

The park also offers many other path options for those seeking to get away from crowds. Try a loop of south legacy to creekside trail which is a beautiful narrow trail overlooking the water (about 7.5 mile loop- some parts one way only).

The maps provided are pretty decent and the trails are getting better marked all the time. There are several porta potties along the trail. Although there is water at the trailhead I recommend bringing your own as they recently had some signs up about contamination.

The trail to the waterfall is VERY popular and can become crowded as can the parking. I recommend you avoid popular days and times. They really need to build more parking.

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