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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.
The confluence of the North and Middle Forks American River affords a marvelous opportunity to view the natural wonders of this river canyon environment and to glimpse the past via the remains of its historic bridges.
They offer Water Skiing, Wakeboard, Wakesurfing, Tubing, Kneeboarding and Wakeskating Lessons, Power Boat Rentals, Power Boat Charters, Power Boat tours and rides, Jet Ski Rentals. Plus, Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard and Equipment rentals.
Confluence Trail is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Auburn, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.