Lake Clementine Spillway Falls

Auburn, California 95604

Lake Clementine Spillway Falls

Lake Clementine Spillway Falls Professional Review and Guide

"There’ll be some quibbling, but if a waterfall is defined as falling water, this fine spill out of Lake Clementine, reached via an easy out-and-back hike along the North Fork American River, definitely qualifies.

Not every dam spillway looks like a waterfall. Sometimes the water shoots from a tunnel; sometimes it is sluiced down one side of the dam face or the other. In the case of Lake Clementine, however, the spillway can only be described as a fall—a block or sheet waterfall, in fact, in the tradition of Niagara Falls, albeit not nearly as spectacular."

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Trail Information

Auburn
Nearby City
4.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
5-7 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Auburn State Recreation Area, 501 El Dorado St., Auburn, CA 95603-4949; (530) 885-4527; www.parks.ca.gov
Local Contacts
USGS Auburn CA; Auburn State Recreation Area brochure available at recreation headquarters on CA 49 and online at www.parks.ca.gov. The interpretive guide put together by the Auburn State Recreation Area Canyon Keepers is also a helpful resource. Keyed to posts along the trail, it provides information about the natural and human history of the route.
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Jul 2018