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Cardiac Bypass Trail

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Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 47' 14 m
Descent: -542' -165 m
High: 1,372' 418 m
Low: 843' 257 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Justin Johnsen

The Cardiac Bypass Trail must be traveled from the many other connecting trails of China Bar and beyond.

Justin Johnsen

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Auburn State Recreation Area - China Bar area is currently open 8 am to sunset.

Need to Know

Paid parking is available at China Bar, free street parking is farther down Maidu Drive.

Runner Notes

Popular for trail runs. Mind the occasional steep sections that are slippery during the rainy season in spots.

Description

The trail weaves in and out of the Pioneer Express Trail, Shirland Canal Trail, and the similarly named but steeper Cardiac Trail. Nice views! Foot and bike tire traffic share this one.

Flora & Fauna

Old growth manzanita chaparral, oak woodlands, creek and riverside riparian. I saw amphibians in the canal on my visit.

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Jul 20, 2019
Shelley O'Mary
Mar 2, 2019
Justin Johnsen

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Mossy and green even with winter's leaf drop in effect
Mar 11, 2019 near Auburn, CA
Cardiac Bypass Trail on a rainy day.
Mar 5, 2019 near Auburn, CA
A switchback on Cardiac Trail
Mar 11, 2019 near Auburn, CA
Tree fall on the Bypass
Mar 11, 2019 near Auburn, CA

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