near Colfax, California (United States)
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Would estimate this as a 4-hour hike with limited stops.
1st Creek Crossing
Creek requires a rope-assist crossing in early spring due to the fast and high water flows.
River Access Trail
This ~400-foot trail provides a steep yet easy access to one of the prettiest spots on the North Fork American River.
Spring Access Trail
Great .3-mile trail that parallels a year-round creek to it's source, an underground spring.
Windy Point Redux (2nd bluff)
Spectacular river views and wildflower vistas abound, aka just like Windy Point.
Prominent sinkhole just off the trail.
The confluence of Indian Creek and the North Fork American River is a popular gold panning location and is a great place to swim or rock scramble, including up Indian Creek ~.3-miles to a falls.
Yankee Jim's Bridge
Yankee Jim's bridge is .1-miles from Shirttail Creek. Built in 1930 it forms the Boundary for Auburn State Recreation Area.
Windy Point Trailhead
This popular wild-flower overlook on the North Fork of the American River is located on Iowa Hill Road in Colfax .7-miles past the Mineral Bar Campground in Auburn State Recreation Area. More information on Windy Point >>>http://members.psyber.com/asra/tgwind.pdf
Windy Point Bluff
Windy Point is widely recognized as one of the premier wildflower hikes in Auburn SRA, if not all of Placer County.
Rendezvous Yankee Jim's Group
Spot where the Windy Point hikers met the Yankee Jim crew on their way-up to Iowa Hill for a key swap in November 2011.