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Stevens Trail

 12 votes

Length

7.7 Miles 12.4 Kilometers

89%

Runnable

Elevation

1,275' 389 m

Ascent

-1,276' -389 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

2,384' 727 m

High

1,253' 382 m

Low

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This 7.7-mile out-and-back, moderately difficult trail will provide you with historical sights and spectacular views.

Kristen Arendt

Overview

Runners will be treated to several historical sights and spectacular views of the North Fork of the American River along this out-and-back run. With easy to access from Highway 80, this scenic multi-use trail contains a depth of history that can be visited year round. Experience the singletrack toll road that stretches past seasonal waterfalls, an abandoned hard rock mine, with views of the winding American River. Time your spring visit to see a beautiful display of blooming wildflowers and interesting insects from March-May. During the warm months, expect to see gold panners along the banks.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The Stevens Trail consists of singletrack trail that is decently groomed with some toe-snagging rocks to watch for. At 0.75 miles, the trail crosses a small creek; follow the trail marker right. At 1 mile, the trail splits; follow the trail and metal post pointing left. This section of trail contains some steeper sections and potential waterfalls. Keep an eye out for a side trail leading directly to the main falls.

At 1.75 miles, will be the abandoned hard rock mine that is it not recommended to explore, as some sections may be unsafe. From here, the trail has steep dropoffs and sun exposure; remember your water as the climb back out is a challenge! Cougars are present in the area along with potentially heavy growth of poison oak, so take caution when on your adventure and enjoy!

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