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The Best Backpacking in Auburn

Looking for the best backpacking in Auburn? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Auburn. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Auburn

  • Cool, California

    Middle Fork American River Quarry Trail

    10.99 mi / 1693 ft gain
    Middle Fork American River Quarry Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Auburn, California.
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  • El Dorado County, California

    Cronan Ranch to Folsom Point Rec Area via South Fork American River Trail and Brown's Ravine Trail

    31.9 mi / 4593 ft gain
    Cronan Ranch to Folsom Point Rec Area via South Fork American River Trail and Brown's Ravine Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Lotus, California.
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  • Pilot Hill, California

    Skunk Hallow via South Fork American River Trail

    12.31 mi / 2172 ft gain
    Skunk Hallow via South Fork American River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Pilot Hill, California.
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  • El Dorado Hills, California

    Darrington Trail to Peninsula

    19.41 mi / 2605 ft gain
    Darrington Trail to Peninsula is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Pilot Hill, California.
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  • El Dorado Hills, California

    Mormon Island Browns Ravine Trail

    10.17 mi / 1017 ft gain
    Mormon Island Browns Ravine Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near El Dorado Hills, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    South Yuba Trail to the Missouri Bar Trail

    14.78 mi / 2152 ft gain
    South Yuba Trail to the Missouri Bar Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Nevada City, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Humbug Trail

    4.9 mi / 1122 ft gain
    Humbug Trail is a is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Washington, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    South Yuba Trail

    19.8 mi / 2942 ft gain
    South Yuba Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Nevada City, California.
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  • Pollock Pines, California

    Robbs Peak and Hut Trail

    5.8 mi / 1059 ft gain
    Robbs Peak and Hut Trail is an out and back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Pollock Pines, California
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  • Nevada City, California

    Fordyce Falls Via Spaulding Lake Trail

    11.5 mi / 1476 ft gain
    Fordyce Falls Via Spaulding Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Alta, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Spaulding Lake Trail

    8.7 mi / 1184 ft gain
    Spaulding Lake Trail is an out and back trail that is moderately difficult located near Nevada City, California.
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  • El Dorado County, California

    Red Peak

    14.41 mi / 2940 ft gain
    Red Peak is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Twin Bridges, California.
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  • Emigrant Gap, California

    Loch Leven to American River

    20.34 mi / 6043 ft gain
    Loch Leven to American River is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Truckee, California.
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  • Soda Springs, California

    Backpacking to Loch Leven Lakes

    4.4
    8 mi
    To get to this trail go west on I-80 from Truckee, Ca. After 17 miles take the Big Bend exit and turn left at the stop sign at the bottom of the exit ramp. Follow that road 3/4 of a mile and the small parking lot will be on your right hand side. There is a bathroom there and the trailhead is dire...
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  • Nevada City, California

    Sand Ridge and the Five Lakes Basin

    10.82 mi / 1631 ft gain
    Sand Ridge and the Five Lakes Basin is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Emigrant Gap, California.
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  • Nevada City, California

    Feely Lake, Milk Lake, and Glacier Lake via Sand Ridge Trail

    11.23 mi / 1542 ft gain
    Feely Lake, Milk Lake, and Glacier Lake via Sand Ridge Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Emigrant Gap, California.
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