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Lake Clementine Loop Trail

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Distance
6.31 mi
Elevation gain
919 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
919 ft
Max elevation
1,477 ft
TrailRank 
32
Min elevation
565 ft
Trail type
Loop
Moving time
2 hours 26 minutes
Time
3 hours 18 minutes
Coordinates
1750
Uploaded
March 3, 2022
Recorded
March 2022
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near Bowman, California (United States)

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Itinerary description

This trail has a pleasant uphill for the first half of the trail with nice vistas of the Middle Fork of the American River. Near the top there are three short sections that have a bit of steepness. One does need to watch out for mountain bikes coming down the hill as you're going uphill. The uphill portion is exposed to the morning sun and will be hot during the summer season.

Waypoints

PictographCar park Altitude 594 ft
Photo ofStart

Start

The trailhead is adjacent to the vault toilets on the Old Foresthill Road about 1/4 mile towards Foresthill from the State Park kiosk at the confluence. It's near a small parking area.

PictographRiver Altitude 574 ft
Photo ofThe confluence of the Middle and North Forks of the American Rivers

The confluence of the Middle and North Forks of the American Rivers

PictographRiver Altitude 574 ft
Photo ofMiddle Fork of the American River

Middle Fork of the American River

PictographRiver Altitude 1,161 ft
Photo ofMiddle Fork of the American River

Middle Fork of the American River

PictographIntersection Altitude 1,270 ft
Photo ofTrail turns uphill

Trail turns uphill

This intersection can be easy to miss if you are distracted by an engaging conversation.

PictographWaterfall Altitude 1,102 ft
Photo ofFace of the North Fork Dam

Face of the North Fork Dam

The North Fork Dam was completed in 1939 by the Army Corps of Engineers as a debris dam. It is 155 feet above the foundation with a crest elevation of 718 ft.

PictographIntersection Altitude 919 ft
Photo ofGate 140

Gate 140

Gate 140 is the barrier between the paved road to Lake Clementine's boat launch and camp grounds, and the dirt road/path that runs along the North Fork and goes back to the trailhead.

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