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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.
Come for a weekend or stay for a week, with great fishing, water sports, boating, biking or just sitting around the campfire.
Built into the hillside facing beautiful Shirley Canyon and the world famous peaks of Squaw Valley USA, the Ropes Course provides a challenging opportunity for participants to push past their own comfort zones.
This is a very steep and difficult trail, which involves numerous switchbacks.