North Fork American River

Experience Placer’s natural beauty at this beautiful river canyon.

Visitors of the North Fork of the American River often immediately fall in love with the awe-inspiring river canyon, a romantic and scenic look into the beauty of Placer County’s wilderness. Best known for its thrilling class IV and V whitewater rapids, the North Fork also offers hiking trails and fishing for those who want a more relaxed experience.


  • Robie Point FB Trail

    Robie Point FB Trail

    Auburn, CA

    This firebreak trail is wide, well maintained, and paved in some parts.

    Highway 49 S, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Donner Ski Ranch

    Donner Ski Ranch

    Norden, CA

    Among the oldest and most iconic ski areas in the Western U.S., Donner Ski Ranch is a family-friendly resort in the Lake Tahoe area that features a wide variety of terrain, inviting skiers and riders of all abilities to enjoy the fully-featured mountain oasis.

    19320 Donner Pass Road, Norden, CA 95724
  • Peninsula Campground

    Peninsula Campground

    Pilot Hill, CA

    The campground has 100 family campsites that will accommodate trailers up to 18 feet in length and motor homes up to 24 feet.

    Rattlesnake Bar Road, Pilot Hill, CA 95664