Wendell T Robie Trail (WST) is a hiking and horse trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Auburn State Recreational Area. It is 19.6 miles long and begins at 1,447 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,868 feet. The Sliger Mine (elevation 1,234 feet) quarry is near the trailhead. Along the trail there is a farm.
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"Wendell T. Robie Trail begins with bloodpumping switchbacks that boost hikers up above Cherokee Flat and around Summit Hill so they can contour along a historic mining flume with views overlooking the Middle Fork of the American River. Walk past some abandoned mining equipment, hardrock-mine shafts, and dry stacked walls on this easy-to-follow trail, which leads to a cool, shaded crossing of the wide, cobble-strewn Canyon Creek. Bring a picnic and insect repellent to this picturesque spot. From the trailhead signpost, the trail immediately climbs steeply up three serious switchbacks and continues uphill. When the dirt-and-duff trail levels out a bit, you can admire the handiwork of the trail builders whose stonework makes up the fills, walls, and culverts along here. In the early morning, deer can be seen navigating over boulders on their way uphill through thick stands of live oak and huge ponderosa pine."
--Jordan Summers, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento (Menasha Ridge Press).
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