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This easy trail provides beautiful views of the North Fork American River and leads to an impressive 40′ waterfall.
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.
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.
Piped drinking water, wheelchair accessible restrooms and some vault toilets. Activities include swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, trails for biking, hiking, and horseback riding.
The Truckee River Rafting trip floats you through tranquil stretches of scenic meadows, mountains and small rapids.
Kings Beach State Recreation Area is a day-use only facility, with 18 picnic tables, barbeques, restrooms, a playground, a half court for basketball, fishing, and water sport activities available.