Sunday, April 17, 2011


American River Canyon Hikes - trail guides for Auburn State Recreation Area - book review.

Hiking in the Canyons of the North Fork and Middle Fork American River - Placer County, El Dorado County, California, USA

"Our objective is to help the reader select a route for hiking, cycling or riding among those included in this volume. We provide specific directions to the trailhead and parking and what you may expect to encounter in terms of trail length (distance and time), difficulty and slope. A graphic profile of the elevation change for each trail, along with an easy to read map, allow the reader to easily orient himself or herself. .... A brief trail description is followed by a more detailed account of the notable features of each trail in terms of history, flora and other features."
American River Canyon Hikes book cover

This great little booklet provides very thorough descriptions of 21 hiking trails in Auburn State Recreation Area north-east of Auburn, CA. Purchase the booklet from any of the local stores listed on the ASRA Canyon Keepers website. Overall, I rate "American River Canyon Hikes" as an excellent resource for hiking in Auburn State Recreation Area (SRA) (**** 4 stars out of 5).

Trailheads in the American River Canyon - Driving & Hiking Map.

• The map is interactive. Click and drag to reposition map. Map user FAQ.
• Point on the red markers to see their names. Use the tool on the left to zoom in and out.
• Map=roads. Satellite=satellite map. Terrain=3D shaded topo. Topo=topographic map.
Full-Screen Road and Hiking Map: Auburn State Recreation Area.

Geographic coordinates - Hiking Trail name.
N 38.91428 W 120.92821 - American Canyon Trail (A)
N 38.98250 W 120.98436 - Applegate to Lake Clementine Trail (B)
N 38.91685 W 121.03655 - Clarks Hole Trail (C)
N 39.00006 W 120.94020 - Codfish Falls Trail (D)
N 38.92283 W 121.01320 - Culvert Trail (E)
N 38.95464 W 120.96831 - Foresthill Divide Loop Trail (F)
N 38.93291 W 121.01174 - Fuel Break Trail (G)
N 39.04052 W 120.90231 - Indian Creek Trail (H)
N 38.93498 W 121.00342 - Lake Clementine Access Trail (I)
N 38.91655 W 121.03526 - Lake Clementine Trail (J)
N 38.93331 W 121.01106 - Lakeview Connector Trail (K)
N 38.88695 W 121.01613 - Olmstead Loop Trail (L)
N 38.90969 W 121.04984 - Park HQ to Confluence Trail (M)
N 38.91516 W 121.04043 - Pointed Rocks Trail (N)
N 38.91222 W 121.03505 - Quarry Road Trail (O)
N 38.90733 W 121.04874 - Robie Point Firebreak Trail (P)
N 38.91692 W 121.03622 - Stagecoach Trail (Q)
N 39.10485 W 120.94782 - Stevens Trail (R)
N 38.91648 W 121.03964 - Tinkers Cut Off Trail (S)
N 38.91638 W 121.04354 - Upper Stagecoach Trail (T)
N 39.09025 W 120.92104 - Windy Point Trail (U)

American River Canyon Recreation & Conservation.

American River NF & MF Conservation & Recreation Directory. (Set display options alphabetical 100. 1=whitewater, 2=rafting, 3=conservation, 4=fishing, 5=camping-hiking, 6=local-info)
• Some sections of American River NF are protected within the USA National Wild & Scenic Rivers Program.

See also:
The American River: North, Middle & South Forks, 1989 - book review. More hiking trail information.
Reviews - Books, Videos, and Websites - BRT Insights.
California Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.
California Hiking Trails Directory - BRT Insights.

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