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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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Iowa Hill Challenge
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The GPS on the app (and according to the map on this page) for this trail takes you to a residential neighborhood in Colfax. We couldn't find any indication of a trailhead. Very disappointing, as we drove 30 minutes to get there, and couldn't go for a ride because there doesn't seem to be any other road trails in Colfax, according to the app. If there is a trailhead for this, please get it corrected on the app. Or if anyone knows how to find the trailhead, please reply to this review. Thanks!

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Stevens Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful, but definitely not "easy" on the way back. Turned around at the cave because it was getting warm and we could tell it would be tough in the heat on the way back up.

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Stevens Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

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Stevens Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It was amazing and a work out. It had everything you could ask for! Rock climbing (somewhat) caves rivers hills incline etc.

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Stevens Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Very beautiful trail with lots of photo opportunities and places to go exploring and climbing. As previously mentioned, this trail is pretty easy going in but more difficult coming out due to the steep incline in places. Be sure to bring plenty of water!

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Windy Point Trail
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11 Completed 6 Reviews

I rated this a five with hesitation because of the risk of making it more populated, which is one of its virtues. Beautiful trail with great views of the river. We took a turn off down to the river Which a previous hiker had marked with a wonderful sign and had wonderful opportunities for swimming and relaxing with our feet in the water. This is definitely a favorite.

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Stevens Trail
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23 Completed 10 Reviews

Beautiful trail if your looking for something close to Sac and not as far as Tahoe. As stated on previous reviews the hike down is a cake walk but do not be deceived because the hike up is where the real workout begins. Many view points along the way as well as the rewarding water holes at the bottom. I'd recommend hiking with a buddy on this one though due to the people that may be gold panning at the river, can feel a little sketchy at times.

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Stevens Trail
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2 Completed 2 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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91 Completed 47 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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15 Completed 4 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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