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Auburn SRA Confluence Loop via: 1-Confluence, 2-Culvert, 3-Fuel Break, 4-Lake Clementine Rd, 5-Clementine

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Trail stats

Distance
7.63 mi
Elevation gain
1,115 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
1,115 ft
Max elevation
1,662 ft
TrailRank 
39
Min elevation
563 ft
Trail type
Loop
Moving time
2 hours 55 minutes
Time
4 hours 18 minutes
Coordinates
2140
Uploaded
November 20, 2020
Recorded
November 2020
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near Bowman, California (United States)

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Photo ofAuburn SRA Confluence Loop via: 1-Confluence, 2-Culvert, 3-Fuel Break, 4-Lake Clementine Rd, 5-Clementine Photo ofAuburn SRA Confluence Loop via: 1-Confluence, 2-Culvert, 3-Fuel Break, 4-Lake Clementine Rd, 5-Clementine Photo ofAuburn SRA Confluence Loop via: 1-Confluence, 2-Culvert, 3-Fuel Break, 4-Lake Clementine Rd, 5-Clementine

Itinerary description

NOTE: A recording glitch occurred when Wikiloc lost satellite connection while I was inside the culvert. In reality, I walked straight thru the culvert but Wikiloc added a non-existent detour at mile 2.8 - 3.0. Subtract .2 miles from this recording due to satellite interference error.

This hike offers gorgeous views of both the Middle and North Forks of the American River. As you climb the Middle Fork side of the ridge, you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the Quarry Trail and the Cave Valley rock climbing area on the other side of the river. After you’ve crested the ridge on the Fuel Break Trail and are descending on the North Fork side of the ridge, you’ll have a great view of Lake Clementine and the backside of the dam.

There are vault or porta toilets at the Confluence trailhead, the Mammoth Bar Rd trailhead, and at the Lower Lake Clementine Rd trailhead. If you choose to walk down to the dam at mi 5.7, there is a toilet at the boat ramp.

If you have more climbing left in your legs, taking the side road down to the dam at mi 5.7 is well worth the trip. There are benches to sit on and the spray from the waterfall creates glorious rainbows.

Waypoints

Photo ofTrailhead

Trailhead

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,047 ft
Photo ofThe Cave Valley rock-climbing area across the river above Quarry Trail

The Cave Valley rock-climbing area across the river above Quarry Trail

PictographTunnel Altitude 1,371 ft
Photo ofEntrance to the culvert

Entrance to the culvert

PictographTunnel Altitude 1,060 ft
Photo ofLooking back into the culvert

Looking back into the culvert

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,125 ft
Photo ofLake Clementine dam from far above

Lake Clementine dam from far above

Photo ofDown this road to the dam

Down this road to the dam

PictographRuins Altitude 558 ft
Photo ofOld bridge abutment

Old bridge abutment

PictographPhoto Altitude 568 ft
Photo ofAlmost back to the car Photo ofAlmost back to the car

Almost back to the car

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