Western States Trail

Auburn State Recreational Area, California

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Western States Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Auburn, California. It is within Auburn State Recreational Area. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 1,326 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,139 feet. Robie Point (elevation 1,204 feet) can be seen along the trail.
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Western States Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Auburn, California. It is within Auburn State Recreational Area. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 1,326 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,139 feet. Robie Point (elevation 1,204 feet) can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Point 52 Spur Trail, Rio Camino Spur Trail, No Hands Bridge, Marina Ave Spur, Robie Point Fire Break Trail, Gold Street Trail, Park Access Trail and Riverview Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Auburn State Recreational Area
Distance: 3.7
Elevation Gain: 2,139 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,326 feet
Top Elevation: 1,326 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Parks: Auburn State Recreational Area
Elevation Min/Max: 578/1326 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1326/1326 ft

Western States Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Western States Trail begins near Lake Tahoe and ends in Auburn and is used for two famous competitive events—the Western States Endurance Run (for ultra-marathon runners) and the Tevis Cup Ride (for equestrians). This last section of the trail—from Auburn to the Hwy 49 Bridge—provides a unique glimpse of the site of the former Auburn Dam, as well as great views of the North Fork American River. The trail also crosses a couple of scenic side creeks, one with a pretty but seasonal waterfall. Part of the trail follows the route of the abandoned Mountain Quarries Railroad and crosses the graceful and historic Mountain Quarries (also known as the No Hands) Bridge. Unless you want to retrace your steps uphill, arrange this hike as a point-to-point trip with a car shuttle."

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Jun 2018