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Codfish Creek Discovery Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 159' 49 m
Descent: -51' -16 m
High: 919' 280 m
Low: 794' 242 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Matt O.

An easy trail along the North Fork American River to Codfish Creek and waterfall.

Matt O.

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is an easy trail in an Auburn Recreation Area that begins at Ponderosa Bridge then follows the beautiful scenery of the North Fork American River. The trail then cuts away from the river to follow alongside Codfish Creek which takes visitors to the end of the trail. It's worth working your way all the way to the end of this trail, as the end brings a beautiful surprise, Codfish Falls.

The falls are a great place to take a break before heading back along the same route to the trailhead. At the falls, there is access to fishing (check regs) and swimming.

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Codfish Creek Trailhead.
Feb 23, 2016 near Meadow…, CA
Ponderosa Bridge across the North Fork American River, from the Codfish Creek Falls Discovery Trail.
May 20, 2019 near Meadow…, CA
View of Ponderosa Bridge from the trail.
Feb 23, 2016 near Meadow…, CA
Codfish Falls.
Feb 23, 2016 near Meadow…, CA
A shady picnic table halfway to the falls.
May 20, 2019 near Meadow…, CA
Codfish Creek Falls Discovery Trail sign with trail guides.
May 20, 2019 near Meadow…, CA

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