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This loop offers some beautiful views of Lake Clementine and both the North Fork and Middle Fork American Rivers.
This loop offers some beautiful views of Lake Clementine and both the North Fork and Middle Fork American Rivers. Straddling the Foresthill Divide at elevations ranging from 1600 to 1900 feet, it provides a diversity of flora as it passes through all four American River Canyon eco-systems: yellow pine forest, foothill woodland, riparian woodland, and chaparral. It also passes through open grasslands that are abundant with wildflowers in the spring.
Trailhead West is on Foresthill Rd, 3½ miles east of Foresthill Bridge, at a large parking area on the right (known locally as the Grizzly Bear House turnout).
Trailhead East is on Foresthill Rd, 7 miles east of Foresthill Bridge (0.2 miles past Drivers Flat Road) at a large parking area on the left. Both trailheads have a port-a-potty.
This easy trail provides beautiful views of the North Fork American River and leads to an impressive 40′ waterfall.
The trail drops off quickly into Eldorado Canyon and switchbacks down to the footbridge over Eldorado Creek.
Experience the thrill of snowmobiling amidst the breathtaking beauty of the mountains as you wind our way through tall pine trees and aspen groves, powder filled meadows and along lake view ridges, to the summits overlooking Lake Tahoe.