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Take a Hike Through Confluence & Clementine Loop Trail

Located In: Auburn.
Distance: 6.4-miles.
Difficulty Level: Moderate.
Know Before You Go: Arrive early for parking ($10 at ranger station). This area gets crowded on weekends, so expect to see lots of people in certain sections. A part of the trail borders the road.
Fuel Up: Hit up Royal Indian Cuisine ( in Downtown Auburn for a flavor-packed, post-workout meal in casual, cozy environs. The authentic, fresh-made fare (including ample vegetarian options) serves as the perfect winter warmer.
Why We Love It: This hike offers amazing views of the American River, Clementine Dam, and California’s tallest bridge: the Foresthill Bridge, which stands at a stately 730 feet. It’s scenic, moderately long, and great for wintertime when temperatures dip down.
Trail Notes: Bring plenty of water and wear shoes with traction. Please, practice Leave No Trace ethics and protect our spaces.

Clementine Loop Trail; Photo by Brandi Green, @bgreen7555.


Hit up Royal Indian Cuisine




1. Pack an extra bag for litter. You should already be properly storing your own trash when out on the trail, but picking up a can or protein bar wrapper makes a huge difference over time.  

2. Always use reusable water bottles. Bring a water filter if needed.  

3. If camping, camp away from water sources like lakes and streams to help reduce the influx of contaminants.  

4. Use established trails and camp spots to minimize your impact to fragile ecosystems.

5. Never use open flames in non-designated areas. One misstep can destroy hundreds of thousands of acres of natural areas. Research the area you’re visiting to make sure you know the rules and regulations before you enter the wilderness.

Hiking photo by Tuesday Parker, @lucyfordscreations


Header photo by Brett Macadam, @macadamphotography
Fuel Up photo courtesy of Royal Indian Cuisine; hiking photo by Tuesday Parker, @lucyfordscreations; River photo by Brandi Green, @bgreen7555.