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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 South
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

I've hiked this trail 4 times now in the last 2 years and its AWESOME! Great hike and not far from Sacramento. Best part is you get to cool off at the bottom when you reach the river and its beautiful!! Great place for a picnic and swimming. Watch out for all the poison oak so stay on the trails and if "three leaves, let it be"! It's an easy hike so enjoy.

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Stevens Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Close enough to make this a repeated getaway for me and my trail dog, Chance. We love it!

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Yankee Jim's-Indian Creek Trail
by Beverly Leonard

3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trail and one of the best places to swim I have ever seen. The water was warm and crystal clear! We hiked back maybe 2 miles to find a secluded swimming hole. There are more trails than the one that goes to the waterfall, and this time of year the waterfall is dry anyway. This one would have received 5 stars if it weren't for the $10 parking (no free parking around). There's 4 miles of dirt road to get to the bridge, so this place is not too crowded.

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Stevens Trail South
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9 Completed 9 Reviews

How did I never know about this?

Beautiful hike with a little bit of everything. Hills, woods, views, river, cave. ..

Gets busy on the weekend's in the summer. (Busy meaning the small parking lot fills up fast if you don't get there early).

Also meet some folks carrying gold pans, sleuce box, and dredgers back up from the river, (having one hell of a time I might add lol), who swore up and down they are still pulling gold out of the river.

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Stevens Trail
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15 Completed 1 Reviews

Kinda got lost from one of the forks, but overall a great hike

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Stevens Trail
by Audrey Woods

13 Completed 10 Reviews

WONDERFUL hike!! This site says 7 miles but the trailhead says 9, which is what it felt like. We started out at about nine in the morning. The first part of the trail you can still hear the road which wasn't ideal but it's quickly over and you're immersed in nature. It's pretty much all downhill to your destination. This trail used to be used by miners to get down to the river to pan for gold and there are still many modern day miners that you can see panning along your way. There are at least ten tiny creeks that you pass on the way down. There are many off shoots down to the river, but keep going because the best ones are at the end! The water is emerald and aqua, SO GORGEOUS. Amazing views of the American river, caves to explore, and rock jumping into the deep pools once you get to the end so wear something to swim in!! Definitely pack in your lunch and LOTS OF WATER. I cannot stress this enough. It may feel easy on the way down in the morning but once you're climbing back out later in the day your are going to need lots of water. As it gets later in the day the trail becomes fully exposed to the sun with little patches of shade relief here and there and since it was all downhill, the way back is ALL UPHILL. So you're going to need to be ready for the butt kicking ascent. Completely worth it though and your toes and bottom will be a good sore in the morning!

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Stevens Trail
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8 Completed 6 Reviews

Pretty good hike but a lot of sun during summers. Make sure you being a lot of water. There are also some caves along the trail which are interesting to check out. There are also some good views of the mountains and the river. Also you start downhill to reach the river and then uphill to come back. The river area is pretty cool to chill out and swim.

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Stevens Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

This trail is a great hike. I wouldn't reccommend taking kids if you plan on going all the way to the river, because the trek back it quite rough if you're not in shape. Lot's of bugs, bees, snakes and such, but they don't bother you if you don't bother them. Once you get down to the river there are plenty of spots to stop and relax, and a couple good swimming holes in the still water. There were some homeless people living up towards the end of this trail, and one of them was digging around in the river, but other then that I saw maybe 3 other people. I wanted to explore the cave along the way, but not having a flashlight and being by myself made me think otherwise. Took me only 90 minutes to get all the way down, and that was stopping to take pictures along the way.

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Stevens Trail
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

I love this hike, but hike in April or May when the flowers are out! Its two hours down to the American River and 1200+ ft back up. It was my husband's first time on this trail . . . on the way back, it's hard. You are exposed to the sun, so bring sunscreen but also bring bug repellent! In the woods, there are lots bugs and beware of the poison ivy! We enjoyed a picnic at the end's edge but its still too cold for me to swim!

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Stevens Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

BRING WATER! Lots and lots of water. We brought 5 bottles for 2 people for the whole duration, and we really were begging for more... nice trail, LOTS of sun. Nice at the end to sit in the river. Took 4 hours with lunch at the river.

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