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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.
The resort offers direct beach access, a grill-style restaurant and free parking. Recreational facilities include boat and bike rentals, beach volleyball, lake tours and fishing, along with hiking trails.
Lincoln Hills Golf Club is the perfect place to hold your group’s next golf outing or tournament. They welcome you and your players and promise to make your event an enjoyable and successful experience.
The trail winds through old growth forest. Notice the many trees of different sizes, ages, and species. If you happen to visit during the spring, wildflowers are plentiful along the trail.