Friday, March 1, 2013

Review of the Foresthill Divide Loop Trail

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The Foresthill Divide Loop Trail is an 8.2 mile loop trail located approximately 5 miles from Auburn California. This loop is well maintained and offers a blend of undulations and meanderings that is pure fun - perfect for the mountain biking and hiking enthusiast

The views include Lake Clementine and both the North Fork and the Middle Fork of the American River. Elevations range from 1600 to 1900 feet as the trail straddles the Foresthill Divide.

The traveler is treated to a diverse flora including a mix of manzanita, madrone, oaks, pine and a variety of indigenous brush with an abundance of wildflowers in the Spring in the open grasslands.
This is one of my favorite local trails.  The dips, climbs, rolls, and twists show that a thoughtfully designed and well built trail makes such a difference, especially when the plan takes into account the mountain bike enthusiast such as myself.

Take an afternoon and discover its beauty and thrills.  This is just one gem that the Auburn State Recreation Area has to offer.

Click on this link for a complete overview and directions of the trail.

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