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Trail follows the North Fork of the American River from the Mumford Bar Trail to the Sailor Flat Trail. Along the way you intersect the Beacroft Trail, which is another access route. This trail offers a variety of overlooks as it meanders along the river, passing through dense vegetation, past old cabins and mining sites, and through small meadows. Good fishing is available at times and limited camping is available along the trail. Campfire permits are required for campfires, backpacking stoves, BBQs & lanterns. Use caution at the trail crossings at Tadpole and New York Creeks, which flow heavily in spring and could be difficult to ford. All trails in the North Fork of the American River are closed to motorized vehicle use.
From Interstate 80, take the Foresthill exit to Foresthill Rd and proceed 15.5 miles to the Foresthill Ranger Station. This trail may be accessed from any of the following trails: Mumford Bar, Beacroft, and Sailor Flat.
Fishing: Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat and Kamloop Trout, Mackinaw, Kokanee Salmon.
This steep trail offers great bird’s eye views of the confluence and American River canyons.
When fishing you can catch Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Carp and Catfish. There is a Boat Ramp (Parking Fee) and Limited and Primitive Boat-In Camping available.