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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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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Lake Clementine Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail. I took my 2 dogs (9 and 10 years old.) They loved it. Pack water. I didn't and they were thirsty for the walk back. We hiked down to the river. Beautiful but steep. A lot of great swimming holes. Next time I will pack a lunch and bring my swimsuit. Overall good hike. Uphill on the way in. $10 to park. It was busy at the trailhead but not bad once you hit the tail. Lots of families and dogs.

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Hidden Falls Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Went on Friday Sept 12 and it was very hot,over 100. Should of gone earlier but was still beautiful and glad we took a lot of water and energy bars. Will post pictures later. Going on another hike on Wed Sept 17, not sure to whjch trail yet . But love all the hiking around Auburn.

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Hidden Falls Trails
by Jeff Martin

11 Completed 11 Reviews

Nice park. We went on a Thursday afternoon. We saw very few people and the parking was free which is nice. There are many different trail options. You can do a quick loop or a much longer hike that could take a few hours. There are a good amount of covered trails and a few exposed ones(avoid - they're like a gravel road). I'll be back again, on my mountain bike.

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Lake Clementine Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

was awesome!

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Confluence Trail
by Jeff Martin

11 Completed 11 Reviews

This is more of a downhill mtb trail than anything you'd want to do on your feet. The best part of the hike were the first 500 yards. You have a great view of the river and a fair amount of shade. After that the trail opened and left you pretty uncovered. The hiking wasn't hard. We counted 9 bikers in about 1.5 hours which was fine. Given the area and all the other trails to spend your time on, I wouldn't recommend this one.

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Hidden Falls Trails
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4 Completed 4 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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5 Completed 3 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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5 Completed 3 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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