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The Cool to Canyon Loop Trail

Cool, California

5.94 mi / 1083 ft gain

Training Hill Loop via Rim Trail and Olmstead Loop

Cool, California

14.96 mi / 2162 ft gain

Rim Trail via Olmstead Loop Trail

Cool, California

8.2 mi / 587 ft gain

Rock Climb at the Quarry

Auburn, California

5.0
2.6 mi / 800 ft gain

Quarry Trail to Brown's Bar to Goat Hill

Cool, California

9.5 mi / 1532 ft gain

Middle Fork American River Quarry Trail

Cool, California

10.99 mi / 1693 ft gain

Hike the Quarry Trail in the Auburn SRA

Auburn, California

4.0
11 mi

Clementine Trail to Clark's Pool

Placer County, California

4.62 mi / 955 ft gain

Hike to the North Fork Dam of Lake Clementine

Auburn, California

5.0
4 mi

Places to stay

Placerville KOA Journey

Shingle Springs, California

Placerville KOA Journey

Loon Lake Chalet

El Dorado County, California

Loon Lake Chalet

Shirttail Creek

Foresthill, California

Shirttail Creek

Faucherie

Nevada County, California

Faucherie

Giant Gap

Foresthill, California

Giant Gap

Black Oak

Wentworth Springs Road

Black Oak

Guides and stories

6 of the Best Places to Hike and Shoot near Sacramento

6 of the Best Places to Hike and Shoot near Sacramento

Glenn Robinson

The Most Relaxing Backpacking Trip I've Ever Taken with My Dog, Jack

The Most Relaxing Backpacking Trip I've Ever Taken with My Dog, Jack

Benjamin Canevari

The Desolation Wilderness Mindset

The Desolation Wilderness Mindset

Morgan Woodhouse

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