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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.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Darrington / Salmon Falls Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Darrington / Salmon Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail, but get out early in the summer. Gets hot quickly and parts are very exposed.

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Sweetwater Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The trail was beautiful and had inclines. Just the right amount for hiking. There was a little bit of poison oak but nothing that stops you from the hike. The trail is obviously well maintained. My wife did see a snake (probably a lizard) and jumped so high! It was a priceless moment as she usually so in control!! We will definitely be back!

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Sweetwater Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice well maintained trail with lots of shade. Nice views of what little water is in the lake. But I have never seen so much poison oak on one trail. I told my partners that I would skip this if they do it again. The poison oak was so abundant I spent the entire hike focused on avoiding it rather than enjoying the hike. It would also help if I wasn't so allergic to it!

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Sweetwater Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Trail is great no one was there of course did go during the week .If you want to go near the river there are places to exit the trail and go to the river . just remember where you exited because it's a pain to get back to the trail . Also watch out for poison oak near the trail it is starting to grow near it .

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Darrington / Salmon Falls Trail
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11 Completed 11 Reviews

Watch out for mountain bikers. Most of them have some semblance of courtesy.

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Darrington / Salmon Falls Trail
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14 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy trail with some mountain bikers. The lake is low but nice to have lunch close to the water.

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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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