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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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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Every kind of terrain you need. Be prepared for the uphill on the way back. Bring plenty of water and ask the Ranger what would be suitable for the kind of day you want. There are many different options on this hike. Follow your map and explore away. We hiked 7miles in about 2.5hrs total, stopping at the waterfall for about a half hour. Loved it!

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Stagecoach Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Easy trail for beginners. Lots of birds and butterflies. Red dirt roads will get you nice and dusty. I prefer lake clementine trail across the way but more difficult and longer.

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Lake Clementine Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Like this hike a lot. It did seem more than 125 ft incline but over all was great work out and really shaded. When we got to the lake and dam. There was no way to get to the lake for swimming but lots of swimming holes along the river. Lots and lots of mt bikers. Nice shaded trail in the morning! Will go again for sure.

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Lake Clementine Trail
by Beverly Leonard

3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great beginner trail. Plan to spend the day at clark's hole, the water is calm and warm. We brought rafts and lunch, it made a perfect day. $10 to park at confluence, but free if you park along hwy 49 just outside of confluence and walk back over the little bridge.

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Robie Point Firebreak Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice scenery and easy hike with lots of shade you have views of the river but you need to hike down the canyon. for access to the water.

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Lake Clementine Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great place for kids. A bunch of us ages 3-40+ hiked the entire trail and spent several hours at Clark's Pool. Perfect day.

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Lake Clementine Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

4 stars for the Clark's Pool swimming hole that is accessed by the Lake Clementine trail. Easy .8 mile walk on a busy and flat trail to the pool. Once there, lots of little mini-beaches to set up on. The water is amazingly warm, and there are a couple places to jump off rocks; one about 10 feel high and the other about 20 feet high. Great place for kids. We went on a Sunday and it was pretty crowded, but there were still spots open.

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Hidden Falls Trails
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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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7 Completed 6 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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Hidden Falls Trails
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

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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