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This is a very steep and difficult trail, which involves numerous switchbacks.
This is a very steep and difficult trail, which involves numerous switchbacks. As you start down the trail, you will cross the Iowa Hill ditch. Further on you will see clusters of ferns beside the small streams. At the bottom of the trail at the river, you may continue upstream toward Sailor Flat, or downstream towards Mumford Bar on the American River Trail. Good fishing is available at times and limited camping is available along the trail. Campfire permits are required for campfires, backpacking stoves, BBQs & lanterns.
Trail Access – From Interstate 80, take the Foresthill exit to Foresthill Road and proceed 15.5 miles to the Foresthill Ranger Station. Continue 21 miles on Foresthill Road and turn left. The trailhead is up the rocky road.
Via Ferrata, which means “Iron Road” in Italian, is a protected hiking and climbing experience.
Foresthill has an outstanding, nearly 100 mile OHV trail system suitable for both motorcycles and ATVs less than 50 inches in overall width.
5 tent sites located along the Middle Fork of the American River.