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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

Recent Reviews

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Sweetwater Trail
by Robyn Howard Baldwin

3 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail. Pay for the parking- it helps with the park up keep. If you want to walk by the river, take the first trail fork to the right and take the walk on the outbound. I made the mistake of walking the the horse/bike trail along the river on the way back and the trail abruptly ended and I had to pick my way through and try to find the connection back on the main trail. Saw lots of geese and heard lots of wildlife rumblings in the underbrush. Was a good day.

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Darrington / Salmon Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Definitely NOT an easy trail!

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Sweetwater Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail to do with active kids! Our 9 yr old got tired about 2/3 of the way through but made it in the end. Just enough rocks and scrambling to stay interesting, and a gorgeous field of blue bonnets midway through the trail when we were there in late April. Worked well for our small dog, too.

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Sweetwater Trail
by Bev Barry

3 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a nice easy trail. We went in mid April and the wild flowers were all in full bloom. The flowers must have attracted the butterflies, as there were several different kinds and colors. Beautiful! Initially, the narrow trail starts out in a lush, brushy area, with mostly shade. Further down, as you get closer to the lake, it's more open and sunny. At that point, you can hear the boats and the traffic noise. We had lunch by the water's edge and 3 pelicans and a flock of geese flew in to keep us company. It was a great day to hike, and a good experience.

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Sweetwater Trail
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11 Completed 6 Reviews

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Sweetwater Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a nice mild trail. My wife and walked it in a couple hours on a Saturday Morning. It's next to the lake but the lake was low when we were there. It's mostly covered by trees but got warn close to noon. We meet one runner and one mountain bike. It's a one lane out and back, so when you've had enough, just turn around and go back. We only walked two miles out and then the two back. Very nice, we would go again.

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Sweetwater Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Tons of poison oak around/on the trail, and very narrow trail to share with mountain bikes.

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Sweetwater Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

It's mostly flat, and some of the trail is not obvious. I've done part of the trail about 3 times in 2013. There are some huge rocks in a part near the opening, and my friend and I call it "Stonehenge." It's a nicer hike during the fall. You see a lot of interesting wildlife (flora). Great way to get some good healthy walking in. It is child friendly, but only in the cooler months and for shore distances, especially if the kid(s) are not used to the rigor.

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Darrington / Salmon Falls Trail
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

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Darrington / Salmon Falls Trail
by Dan Moreno

4 Completed 4 Reviews

Trail is primarily a bike trail, just like all trails says. It's an awesome hike though.

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