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Auburn SRA (lollipop loop): 1-Confluence to 2-Culvert to 3-Fuel Break to 4-Shortcut to 5-Stonewall Trails

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Trail stats

Distance
6.84 mi
Elevation gain
1,106 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
1,106 ft
Max elevation
1,655 ft
TrailRank 
34
Min elevation
564 ft
Trail type
Loop
Moving time
2 hours 42 minutes
Time
3 hours 25 minutes
Coordinates
1945
Uploaded
December 12, 2020
Recorded
December 2020
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near Bowman, California (United States)

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Photo ofAuburn SRA (lollipop loop): 1-Confluence to 2-Culvert to 3-Fuel Break to 4-Shortcut to 5-Stonewall Trails Photo ofAuburn SRA (lollipop loop): 1-Confluence to 2-Culvert to 3-Fuel Break to 4-Shortcut to 5-Stonewall Trails Photo ofAuburn SRA (lollipop loop): 1-Confluence to 2-Culvert to 3-Fuel Break to 4-Shortcut to 5-Stonewall Trails

Itinerary description

While on the Confluence Trail, you’ll have great views of the North Fork American River, Quarry Trail, and the Cave Valley Rock Climbing area. Some parts of this trail are narrow on steep hillsides so those with vertigo problems might have a thrill.

Culvert Trail is rocky and rutted as it is a very popular mountain bikers trail. I prefer ascending this trail, rather than descending, so I’ll see the bikers coming at me (at crazy fast speeds!). This part of the lollipop will definitely give you a cardio workout.

While on the Stonewall Trail, start paying attention at approx mile 4.8, to find the unmarked huge stonewall. Since it is on the downhill side, you could easily walk right past it.

Bathrooms available at 1) trailhead, 2) Mammoth Bar OHV entrance road, and 3) Fuel Break parking area.

NOTE: The Stonewall section of this lollipop is an OHV trail so be aware of high speed vehicles. I suggest you plan to hike this trail when the OHV is closed. (see waypoint photo for schedule)

Waypoints

PictographPhoto Altitude 574 ft
Photo ofTrailhead Photo ofTrailhead

Trailhead

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,142 ft
Photo ofFun with the convex mirror and Summer/Winter schedule at the Mammoth Bar OHV Photo ofFun with the convex mirror and Summer/Winter schedule at the Mammoth Bar OHV

Fun with the convex mirror and Summer/Winter schedule at the Mammoth Bar OHV

PictographWaypoint Altitude 1,158 ft
Photo ofCulvert Trail sign across Old Foresthill Rd.

Culvert Trail sign across Old Foresthill Rd.

PictographPhoto Altitude 1,414 ft
Photo ofThe culvert to walk underneath Foresthill Rd

The culvert to walk underneath Foresthill Rd

PictographIntersection Altitude 1,496 ft
Photo ofHeading back downhill

Heading back downhill

PictographPhoto Altitude 568 ft
Photo ofThe Fire Dept was practicing swift water rescues in that icy North Fork American River

The Fire Dept was practicing swift water rescues in that icy North Fork American River

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