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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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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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4 Completed 3 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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1 Completed 2 Reviews

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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Confluence Trail
by Roderick Hunt

1 Completed 1 Reviews

My wife and I spent a few hours along the Confluence trail on our 30th Anniversary. It was great, because it was on a Monday, and while there were people there, it wasn't too many. We dipped our feet in the American River to cool down.

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Lake Clementine Trail
by Audrey Woods

13 Completed 10 Reviews

Such a lovely hike!! The gal at the front kiosk was very helpful. Went with a friend and my German shepherd. Would have been awesome just the friend and I but our dog couldn't handle the hot rocky path. So if your dog acts like a princess like mine, this isn't a trail to being the pup on! There are tons of little offshoots to head down and swim in the emerald water. It's a very easy steady incline all the way in. Will definitely be going back again, bring water!

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Lake Clementine Trail
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32 Completed 6 Reviews

This is a nice steady incline up 2miles to dam at Lake Clementine. The water fall from the dam is beautifully hypnotic, a Great place for a little picnic lunch... I've hiked back along the trail and along the river (crazy fun) and this time of year it's a perfect place for a river plunge after a hot 4mile hike!

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