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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

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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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Darrington / Salmon Falls Trail
by Mrsdoug Mrsdoug

11 Completed 3 Reviews

NOT AN EASY TRAIL to hike if you hike the whole distance. It's reviewed as a bike ride so therefore easier. You cover more ground on a bike so 2.5 hours maybe an appropriate time BUT hiking count on 4+ hours and a work out. Otherwise a good trail to do in the fall and spring. Summertime is far too hot.

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Darrington / Salmon Falls Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

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Darrington / Salmon Falls Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

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Sweetwater Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

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Sweetwater Trail
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24 Completed 11 Reviews

Sometimes do this trail as a warm up before we ride Salmon Falls. I'm only giving it 3 stars for Mountain Bike use because it is short and often gets overgrown and there are often people walking their dogs. with the brush and some blind corners it can be dangerous. It's hard to give this trail more than 3 stars with so many other 4 and 5 star mountain bike trails close by.. It gets pretty hot here and I'm pretty sure there is poison oak on this trail. Watch out if you park on the Hwy before the right before the bridge. its free to park here but I've seen so many cars broken into here. Probably because there is no cell phone service for you to call even if you see it happen. I dont think it is so bad if you park down in either of the two paved parking lots, but you have to pay to park .There is a 3rd dirt parking area just past the bridge (east side) on the LEFT . It'ls kinda hidden but last time I was there it was only $3 to park in the dirt lot. The paved lots with bathrooms are probably $10 . If you park in the dirt parking lot walk back over the bridge and up the hill a little ways then look for the paved drive on your right that goes down to a parking lot. Trail head is not hard to find.

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