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If beautiful scenery isn't enough, the Auburn SRA also offers some great single-track trails that are perfect for intermediate ...Read more
Lake Clementine offers up some good quality boating. It’s a couple miles from Auburn up Foresthill Road. It features a seasonal...Read more
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If hiking is your thing, then you are in luck my friend! Auburn State Recreation Area has more than 100 miles of mountain bikin...Read more
There are miles of horseback riding trails here. So, you can enjoy a journey with your larger, hairier, 4-legged friend! Just m...Read more
While Auburn is known more for its white-knuckle whitewater adventures, there is also some more chill paddling to be had. Lake ...Read more
The Mammoth Bar Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area, with two MX tracks and 12 miles of motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle trails, i...Read more
There is some great limestone quarry rock climbing to be had inside Auburn State Recreation Area. People have been experimentin...Read more
There are a variety of swimming holes for you to splash around in. It is especially nice after a long hike, strenuous mountain ...Read more
A wide variety of solid whitewater options are available on the North and Middle Forks. The river and canyon scenery is gorgeou...Read more
Auburn is a big place and there are some pretty big animals. This may just be the spot to see that black bear, mountain lion, o...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Mineral Bar Campground.
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Mineral Bar Campground is 1 hour from Sacramento (no traffic), and about 10 minutes off the 80 freeway when it goes through Colfax. Great campground, though we had to drive a bit to find hiking. But, Stevens Trail made up for that:
Gorgeous spot at the bed of the North Fork of the American River flanked by forested hills. There's easy access from the grounds to the clean river bed with a beautiful hike extending down the river. Colfax gas stations and grocery stores are a easy drive away. A great home base for trips out to Auburn Quarry or Lake Tahoe.
Rangers aren't stationed throughout the day but visit frequently (Kate was a gem and a half). Bring cash! Use the bear box (especially when the campground is a bit quieter).
Campers, beware the weekend. Day users may hover and enter your campsite to sit at the picnic tables even when you're standing right there beside your tents.