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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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Stevens Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

beautiful hike. You can access the river bed at the bottom too. Come on a sunny day and bring food to eat down there.

A number of great spots for photos

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Stevens Trail
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82 Completed 42 Reviews

Beautiful views all along the way. Too warm for summer due to south facing at times. destination at river you'll see kayakers. we often end at dusk. I personally would feel uncomfortable taking along non sure footed or small children or ones with fear of heights. for me it's no problem, we've even jogged it. have done during winter when nice and cool but not wet with mud.

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Stevens Trail
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12 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful hike. The way back was rough on me and my dog, we were so tired. The incline is what got us. Make sure to wear bug spray; I came back with about 11 mosquito bites. The trail is rather narrow, many people paused on the side so the other could get by. There are small water falls along the way. It took us about 1.5 hours to reach a spot on the river. At the first fork we took a right, at the second fork we took a left because I heard water flowing (we found our first waterfall), at the third fork we took a right down to the river. The water wasn't so cold and deep enough to swim. Bring water, the way I didn't drink much but on the way back water breaks were a must!

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Stevens Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail! Our 7, 8, and 10 year old were able to complete it with no problems. Beautiful views and friendly hikers! Poppies were in full bloom and the waterfall was gushing!

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Stevens Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful hikes with lots of water features and scenery. Met a lot of nice and not so nice people, stay on the hikers trail and the biking trail can get steep. When you get to the river the water is crystal clear and worth the hike down. On the way back is tough. Lots of inclines and if you go early in the day by the time you get back it will be warm and humid.

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Stevens Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Not a bad hike at all! So my friend and I only needed three hours to complete the hike. We both loved the cave and yes the dirty underwear are still in there lol. The trail narrows and it can be a little hard to pass but once you're on the side of river you'll see people gold panning which was kind of cool. My favorite part of the hike was when we finally arrived on the river. It was a hot day so it was a little cooler by water. We found the perfect place to have lunch and relax for a while.

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Stevens Trail
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31 Completed 23 Reviews

Great trail great scenery great workout coming back up woohoo loved it

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Stevens Trail
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27 Completed 8 Reviews

Really liked this trail but it is tough. This trail has a lot of site seeing, waterfalls, a cave and the river. Me and my wife took our dogs they had a great time but was supper warn out by the time we got back. The return is tough do to the incline comeing back.

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Stevens Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

What a great trail with so many accents! There are rolling mountain views, a waterfall (careful the rocks are a little slippery), a cave (this was an adventure, went as far as the dirty pair of underwear, which clearly stated, "GO BACK") and then the beautiful American River (Plenty of swimming holes with clear, emerald pools.) A little warning, parts of the trail are clearly marked for mountain biking and other parts for hikers. I found mountain bikers on the hiking part of the trails. So keep your eyes up and your ears open. Pretty easy trail except the ass kicker coming back. it is a steady incline all the way up, 4.5 miles.

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Stevens Trail
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10 Completed 5 Reviews

Did not arrive early enough to complete the entire hike but it was beautiful surroundings with a little bit of nice rock climbing around a waterfall and pretty little creek. I will definitely go back to do the entire hike.

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