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Shirland Canal Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 87' 27 m
Descent: -122' -37 m
High: 1,354' 413 m
Low: 1,296' 395 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Justin Johnsen

A mostly flat trail on the downhill side of a canal.

Justin Johnsen

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

Open from 8 am to sunset (inside Auburn State Recreation Area).

Description

Mostly easy and level, but with the occasional tripping hazard next to a short, steep, downhill cliff section. Shady all year, and with year-round water in the canal. You can go as far out as you like and return when ready, or link it to other trails if you want more.

Flora & Fauna

Riparian, foothill woodland. Amphibians like the canal.

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Mar 2, 2019
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  3.0 from 3 votes

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Mossy and green even with winter's leaf drop in effect
Mar 11, 2019 near Auburn, CA
One of the more exposed sections of steep slopes below this otherwise mellow canal trail.
Mar 11, 2019 near Auburn, CA
Tree fall on the Bypass
Mar 11, 2019 near Auburn, CA

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