This easy trail provides beautiful views of the North Fork American River and leads to an impressive 40′ waterfall.  An excellent brochure that details the flora and fauna on this trail is available at a discovery marker located ¼ mile from the trailhead.

  • Distance 1.7 miles to falls
  • Approx length of time ¾ hours
  • Difficulty Easy, but trail is narrow at times with steep drop-offs to river
  • Website Codfish Falls Trail
  • Best Feature Provides an excellent opportunity to experience some beautiful river canyon scenery.
  • Hiking
  • Waterfalls
  • Beautiful Scenery

Trailhead is on Ponderosa Way, 6 miles south of Weimar.  From Auburn, take I-80 east to Weimar Cross Road, turn right on Canyon Way. After about ½ mile, the road turns left and becomes Ponderosa Way. Proceed to parking area on right just before Ponderosa Bridge over the North Fork American River. Trailhead is beyond parking area.  Caution: Ponderosa Way is recommended for high clearance vehicles for the last 2½ miles. Passage during winter can be difficult after rains.


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