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Confluence Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (3)

A beautiful benchcut trail above the waters of the Middle Fork American River.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

1,060' 323 m

High

588' 179 m

Low

12' 4 m

Up

472' 144 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

This trail starts as a fire road just to throw you off, then quickly narrows to singletrack high above the American River. It alternates from narrow, smooth trail to some rocky sections along very exposed areas. In some sections, the trail is less than a foot wide with rocks all over it and a drop off of about a hundred feet to the river.

The trail is fairly straight, so it's easy to see oncoming mountain bike riders, runners and hikers. You'll continually descend along this trail all the way down to near river-level where it comes out on Old Foresthill Rd and several parking areas.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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#746

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Lake Clementine downstream
Dec 31, 2019 near Auburn, CA
Lake Clementine downstream
Mar 19, 2015 near Auburn, CA

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Jul 15, 2018
Brian Bowen
Aug 7, 2017
Chelsea Sanchez
Rainbow at the dam is more prominent earlier in the morning 5mi
May 25, 2017
Chelsea Sanchez
4mi
May 13, 2017
ivan lenchak
Mar 31, 2016
Erika Laubach
Feb 24, 2016
Matt O.