American River Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 7.2 miles long and begins at 2,868 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,970 feet.
American River Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Miles of trails explore the deep, remote canyon of the North Fork of the American River, but the effort required to get there keeps the crowds away. With the help of a car shuttle, this hike descends to the American River Trail via the Mumford Bar Trail and climbs back out on the Beacroft Trail. It’s worth the effort not only for its pristine beauty and old mining history, but for its challenging off-season backpacking possibilities."
--Barry Parr, Hiking The Sierra Nevada (Falcon Guides).
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