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The Best Hiking Trails in Bowman, California (United States)

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Photo of Cool to Quarry Trail Loop (7.3 mi) Photo of Forest Hill Bridge Overlook to Fuel Break down Clementine Lake trail and up the Firebreak Photo of Auburn SRA Confluence Loop via: 1-Confluence, 2-Culvert, 3-Fuel Break, 4-Lake Clementine Rd, 5-Clementine
  • Distance
    6.90mi
    Elevation +
    1125f
    TrailRank
    49| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCool to Quarry Trail Loop (7.3 mi) Photo ofCool to Quarry Trail Loop (7.3 mi) Photo ofCool to Quarry Trail Loop (7.3 mi)

    IMPORTANT > I forgot to start recording until 1/2 mile in on trail: Actual mileage = 7.3 Actual elev gain = 1,201 Trails taken: Gate 150 to Wendell T Robie (aka WST) to Shortcut Trail to Quarry Connector Trail to Qu...

    Great scenery, lightly traveled. Side loop to climbing area is a great place for lunch. Saw climbers there for the first...
    K Martin
  • Distance
    6.28mi
    Elevation +
    1857f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofForest Hill Bridge Overlook to Fuel Break down Clementine Lake trail and up the Firebreak Photo ofForest Hill Bridge Overlook to Fuel Break down Clementine Lake trail and up the Firebreak Photo ofForest Hill Bridge Overlook to Fuel Break down Clementine Lake trail and up the Firebreak

    This hike would be a moderate without the Firebreak option, aka taking the switchbacks from Clementine Loop Trail to the Overlook. The Firebreak is steep with poles highly recommended. The last 1/3 of the Firebreak tr...

    Great trail. I went a little different going up. The ridge was a lot more amazing then I thought it would be. I wish we ...
    Brandon Towne
  • Distance
    4.94mi
    Elevation +
    1506f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofTraining Hill to Olmstead & back down Western States Photo ofTraining Hill to Olmstead & back down Western States Photo ofTraining Hill to Olmstead & back down Western States

    The hike starts at the gate for No Hands bride at the Confluence in Auburn and proceeds up at a steep/strenuous climb of 1k-feet elevation gain in .9-miles approximately .2-miles into the hike. The junction of training h...

    Nice loop, for after work or when you don't have a lot of time. You can do it in about 2 hours. It's still a good work o...
    Sean T
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  • Auburn SRA Cool Cave Quarry Loop

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    Distance
    8.71mi
    Elevation +
    2480f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofAuburn SRA Cool Cave Quarry Loop Photo ofAuburn SRA Cool Cave Quarry Loop Photo ofAuburn SRA Cool Cave Quarry Loop

    A hike around the old and new quarries in a loop without much backtracking. You can start at PG&E trail if you win the very limited parking lottery, Quarry Road parking area or the operational quarry. The Quarry Road tra...

  • Distance
    6.49mi
    Elevation +
    932f
    TrailRank
    35| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofLake Clementine to Shortcut to Stonewall Loop to Confluence Trails Photo ofLake Clementine to Shortcut to Stonewall Loop to Confluence Trails Photo ofLake Clementine to Shortcut to Stonewall Loop to Confluence Trails

    Starting on the Lake Clementine Trail to Lake Clementine Rd to Shortcut Trail to Stonewall Trail to Confluence Trail. This loop hike has some seriously rocky trails in some areas. Also, seasonal creeks and waterfalls ...

    This trail has excellent views of the Middle Fork of the American River.
    Mark Moore
  • Lake Clementine Loop

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    Distance
    7.22mi
    Elevation +
    1309f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofLake Clementine Loop Photo ofLake Clementine Loop Photo ofLake Clementine Loop

    Did this trail counter-clockwise starting on the river trail then climbing up and across both Old Foresthill Rd and Foresthill Rd. Little bike usage today due to the early morning rains so we practically had the trail to...

  • Quarry to Mammoth Bar

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    Distance
    6.17mi
    Elevation +
    892f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofQuarry to Mammoth Bar Photo ofQuarry to Mammoth Bar Photo ofQuarry to Mammoth Bar

    We took a little side trip up PG&E old road, took a few photos and returned westward toward the TH. Interesting historical remnants of mining.

  • Lake Clementine Loop Trail

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    Distance
    6.31mi
    Elevation +
    919f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofLake Clementine Loop Trail Photo ofLake Clementine Loop Trail Photo ofLake Clementine Loop Trail

    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...

  • Auburn SRA-CONF-Clementine Loop

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    Distance
    6.10mi
    Elevation +
    948f
    TrailRank
    30| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofAuburn SRA-CONF-Clementine Loop

    Confluence area: One of several versions of the Clementine Loop Trail. This version does not include the Culvert trail under Foresthill Road and thus requires crossing that street. This trail is very popular with mountai...

    This is a heart pumper but definitely a great hike in the ASRA. The trail is easy to follow and well-worn by hikers & bi...
    MarcyB!
  • Clementine Trail

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    Distance
    4.71mi
    Elevation +
    755f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofClementine Trail Photo ofClementine Trail Photo ofClementine Trail

    Gradual upward trek to the Lake dam. Hard dirt, some embedded trail rocks, a little pavement. Some bench areas. Bikers also use the same trail. This is the lower hiker of the upper and lower Clementine Trail.

  • Gate 150 to Dam overlook

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    Distance
    6.90mi
    Elevation +
    499f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofGate 150 to Dam overlook Photo ofGate 150 to Dam overlook Photo ofGate 150 to Dam overlook

    Gate 150. To the Dam Overlook. Forgot to “finish” until I got to the stop sign in Auburn. So, subtract 2.4 miles from total.

  • Lake Clementine Out'n'Back

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    Distance
    4.85mi
    Elevation +
    607f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofLake Clementine Out'n'Back Photo ofLake Clementine Out'n'Back Photo ofLake Clementine Out'n'Back

    One of my old “tried and true” favorite local hikes. You just can’t go wrong doing this lovely hike rich with history. For more great info on this area see: http://www.canyonkeepers.org/index.html

  • Confluence to Cool

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    Distance
    6.69mi
    Elevation +
    1066f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofConfluence to Cool Photo ofConfluence to Cool Photo ofConfluence to Cool

    Parked at the free parking area near the Confluence bridge on 49. This way goes up Trainer hill, but you can go the other way for a less steep route. Then you go on part of the Olmsted Trail and if you want to stop in Co...

  • Confluence of the American River

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    Distance
    7.17mi
    Elevation +
    945f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofConfluence of the American River Photo ofConfluence of the American River Photo ofConfluence of the American River

    Confluence of the American River The American River (Spanish: Río de los Americanos) is a 30-mile-long (50-kilometer) river in California that runs from the Sierra Nevada mountain range to its confluence with the Sacr...

  • Distance
    2.31mi
    Elevation +
    374f
    TrailRank
    24| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofAuburn SRA-CONF-Clementine Lake Trail Photo ofAuburn SRA-CONF-Clementine Lake Trail

    Confluence area: This is the trail from the confluence to the lake clementine dam. It is a multi-use trail: mountain bikes, hikers and horse riders. Most of this trail is a dirt road, except for some single track under f...

    A very nice hike. I prefer to do it on weekdays, I imagine it gets crowded on weekends.
    jobob
  • Distance
    5.01mi
    Elevation +
    1129f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofFuel Break Trail and Steep Bike trail Photo ofFuel Break Trail and Steep Bike trail

    Starting at the Confluence, I took the trail to lake clementine Dam. Before the gate that connects to the lake Clementine Road, there is a creek on the right with a single track trail. It is very steep but brings you up ...

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