Foresthill Divide Loop is a hiking and horse trail in Placer County, California. It is within Auburn State Recreational Area. It is 10.2 miles long and begins at 1,588 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 20.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,832 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms and a waste basket. Along the trail there is a meadow.
Foresthill Divide Loop Professional Reviews and Guides
"This loop’s reputation as one of the best allaround hiking trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area is well deserved. Foresthill Divide Loop Trail has a number of access points along the way, so hikers can choose to take shorter versions or start from different points. You will start at the largest of four trailheads on Foresthill Road. Park near Gate 128, Eight Mile Curve, which is your trailhead. Meadows with wildflowers galore and trails winding through foothill-woodland forests provide the backdrop to this pleasantly shaded hike. It’s long enough that you’ll break a sweat, but you won’t have any difficulty staying onroute, with only minor elevation gain and loss."
--Jordan Summers, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento (Menasha Ridge Press).
"One of the newest trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area's burgeoning trail system, the Foresthill Divide Loop Trail (FDLT) is pure fun - a singletrack loop that dips and climbs, swoops and rolls, twists and winds. It passes through oaks and manzanita as it wriggles back and forth across the ridge that divides the North and Middle Forks of the American River. This thoughtfully designed and immaculately built trail goes to show that it does make a difference when trails are planned and constructed with mountain biking in mind. Once again, thanks and gratitude should go to FATRAC for their trail-building efforts and to ASRA land managers for their openness to and support of mountain biking. If all areas shared such a great partnership, we'd be in two-wheeled heaven."
--Delaine Fragnoli & Robin Stuart, Mountain Biking Northern California's Best 100 Trails (Fine Edge Productions).
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