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This historic trail offers great bird’s eye views of the confluence area and American River Canyon.
This historic trail offers great bird’s eye views of the confluence area and American River Canyon. Its gradual gradient offers a good aerobic workout climbing 800 ft in 2 miles from the confluence to the top where it intersects Russell Road at a gate (#138). The history of this trail dates back to the mid-1800s. The trail climbs through riparian corridors as well as some typical foothill chaparral areas. Wildflowers bloom in the spring in several areas. There is little shade, so take water and sunscreen on hot summer days.
Trailhead is at confluence area, 1¾ miles south of ASRA Park Headquarters. Take Hwy 49 from Auburn south to Old Foresthill Road at the bottom of the canyon. Continue straight for ¼ mile and park on the left. Trailhead is just beyond parking area of green gate (#137) near a kiosk and port-a-potty.
Kidd Lake Group Campground offers 10 sites in three separate clusters.
Mammoth Bar OHV Area is part of the Auburn State Recreation Area. It is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills about thirty miles northeast of Sacramento.
Fishing: Rainbow and Brown Trout, Catfish; Trout fishing is excellent at both lakes.