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This wide, level trail can be used for a half-day walk and a pleasant picnic along the Middle Fork American River.
This wide, level trail can be used for a half-day walk and a pleasant picnic along the Middle Fork American River. It goes through some of the best scenery available in the American River Canyons, and picnic tables are provided along the first 1¼ miles of the trail. For those looking for a good workout, this trail is 11.2 miles round-trip. Several side trails are accessible that can be used to create even more challenging loops. There is little shade, however, so take plenty of water and sunscreen on hot summer days.
Trailhead is 2 miles south of ASRA Park Headquarters. Take Hwy 49 south from Auburn, turn right across the American River towards Cool. Turn left on the small dirt road ¼ mile south of the river crossing. Trailhead is beyond the parking area at a green gate (#151).
If you’re a golfer who doesn’t like playing the same 18 holes time after time, Timber Creek and Sierra Pines is the place for you.
Excellent mix of long and medium holes meandering through mature oaks with a creek that comes into play on several holes.
Ahart Campground is conveniently located on the Middle American River and is near French Meadows Reservoir.