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Hike to the Black Hole of Calcutta Falls in Auburn

Height: 40 ft.

Distance: 1.2 miles (RT)

Elevation: 1000 ft. (-350 ft.)
Season:
Dec-May
Difficulty: Easy

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Directions: From I-80 at Auburn, take the Hwy 49 exit, and drive south on Hwy 49 for 2-3 miles to the where Hwy 49 forks. Turn right towards Cool. Cross over a bridge and Gate 150 is one your right hand side. Parking is limited on the side of the road. There is also parking located straight at the fork in Auburn Confluence in a paid parking are ($10 cash or check), but you will need to walk about 1/4 mile.


Hike: Lets try a short, pretty and easy one for our first time bringing the kiddos out with this group.  Since it just rained, the Calcutta Falls should have a full flow. It's a 2 mile flat scenic path along the Western States Trail from the Auburn Confluence. Start on the south side of the river, crossing over the historic No Hands Bridge, and continue on the north side up to the Black Hole of Calcutta Falls. Not stroller friendly. Dogs are welcomed on a leash.

After the hike you can enjoy your lunch by the beautiful American River or you can continue on another hike.


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  • Dianna X.

    We did go on Saturday and it was a very pleasant day. I'd love to do it again.

    May 12, 2014

  • Sabrina S.

    Ida, I am so sorry I did not see your mesdasge until this morning. Did you guys go? I am up for it any other time.

    May 12, 2014

  • Dianna X.

    Today it is then

    May 10, 2014

    • Ida

      Great! Sorry about that. I will meet you at the green gate at 11 then. If you have a hard time finding me feel free to text or call. [masked]-4124. See you then!

      May 10, 2014

  • Dianna X.

    Sorry for the late reply had to check with Moms to make sure Sunday would be okay and all is well. We can do it Sunday weather will be warmer. I'll check back in the morning

    May 9, 2014

    • Ida

      Oh man I hadnt heard so I arranged my plans around tomorrow instead. Is it ok if we keep it as is. Sorry!

      1 · May 9, 2014

  • Ida

    Sabrina and dianna, any chance you are free to switch the hike to sunday and make it a mothers day hike? I

    May 9, 2014

  • Sabrina S.

    I'm sorry, I ended up having to work this day. Really disappointed to miss this....

    May 6, 2014

  • Dianna X.

    Its on my calendar looking forward to the event.

    April 22, 2014

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