Codfish Falls Trail Auburn State Recreation Area

Applegate, California

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This is an excellent walk for families with children. It packs a lot of scenery into a short, easy hike along the beautiful North Fork American River, with pretty Codfish Falls as the destination. The spring wildflower display is wonderful, and the languid pools of the North Fork invite you to cool off from the summer heat. It’s a perfect half-day trip just a short drive from Sacramento.
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by Steven L. Evans (Wilderness Press)

This is an excellent walk for families with children. It packs a lot of scenery into a short, easy hike along the beautiful North Fork American River, with pretty Codfish Falls as the destination. The spring wildflower display is wonderful, and the languid pools of the North Fork invite you to cool off from the summer heat. It’s a perfect half-day trip just a short drive from Sacramento.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Applegate
Length: 2.8
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Season: Best: Spring & Summer, Accessible year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Auburn State Recreation Area
Local Maps: USGS Greenwood
Topo Map: Codfish Falls Trail: Auburn State Recreation Area Topographic Map
Guide Book: Top Trails Sacramento Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

3/27/2010

The last two miles of the drive in to the trailhead is a little steep and nerving...a 4x4 and/or high clearance vehicle is a plus. You will find the trail beginning when you get down to the river; roadside parking is limited. There are a couple of porta-potties there if needed. The trail itself is pretty easy and straight forward; not a lot of elevation changes. Some spots are narrow, so passing people going the oppisite direction (especially when you each have dogs), needs to be taken slowly. You end up at the waterfall, which is nice, but lacking in room when many people are there at the same time. BRING TECNU OR HAVE IT HANDY AFTER HIKE...POISEN OAK GALORE!

4/25/2009

Getting to the trailhead was one of the more tricky parts of this trail as you need a high clearance vehicle to make it down the road to the parking area. The trail is easy and falls were spectacular. *WARNING* there is a LOT of poison oak in the area so watch the wee ones. I recommend this trail in the spring as it tends to dry up to a trickle in summer/fall

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