Wendell T Robie Trail WST

Auburn State Recreational Area, California

Elevation Gain4,868ft
Trailhead Elevation1,447ft
Elevation Min/Max1438/2292ft
Elevation Start/End1447/1447ft

Wendell T Robie Trail WST

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. This trail connects with the following: American Canyon Trail, Pig Farm Trail, Western States Trail Access, Access to Western States and Pointed Rocks Trails., No Hands Bridge, Shortcut Trail, Browns Bar Trail, Maine Bar Trail, Olmstead Loop Trail, Training Hill (Pointed Rocks) Trail, Dead Truck Trail, Cuz's Trail, Sliger Mine Road and French Hill Trail.

Wendell T Robie Trail (WST) Professional Reviews and Guides

"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."

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Auburn State Recreational Area
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Auburn State Recreational Area
USGS: Greenwood
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Oct 2018