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American Canyon Trail

Meet at  Target (Madison and HWY 80) at 9:00 am (we're leaving at 9:15 sharp)  please be sure to go to the correct Target. I would highly recommend meeting at Target if you're worried at all you will get lost finding the trail head. We will be starting on the trail absolutely no later than 10:15 unless  something prevents us from doing so. 

MORNING OF HIKE: Please text[masked] if you are lost or late. We will not be checking the website as often as might be necessary. :)

OUT OF CONSIDERATION: Please comment with whether you are meeting at Starbucks or the trailhead. 

We will not be stopping in auburn at Starbucks this time, so if you'd like to carpool from there, set it up previous to the day and with people who are willing and make sure you're leaving Auburn with enough Time to make it to the trail head by 10:15.

If you click on map it'll drop a pin in your maps app. If you'd prefer I text you directions , shoot me a text[masked] and I will. 

DOGS ARE ALLOWED ACCORDING TO KIM K. If you bring your dog make sure you're looking after it and picking up after it.  


Distance:2.4 miles to river; 1 hour down, 2 hours up (hiking)

Difficulty:First 1.7 mi: easy down, moderate up Last 0.7 mi: mod. down, difficult up Slope: 6% avg; 28% max. (see below)

Trailhead / Parking: trailhead is on Pilgrim Way east of Cool. Take Hwy 49 south to Cool. Turn left on Hwy 193 at blinking red light and drive 5.7 miles. Turn left on Pilgrim Way and look for trailhead on right side just before the gated entrance to Auburn Lakes Trails. Curbside parking is available along Pilgrim Way on both sides of trailhead, and overflow parking can use private land on the left side of Pilgrim Way 100 yards before trailhead.

Description:
This steep trail has everything needed for a great day of exploration: rugged mountain canyons, a beautiful stream with waterfalls, a wide variety of plant and animal life, gold rush era history, and panoramic views of the Middle Fork American River. 

The American Canyon Trail is densely treed along the first half, ankle-high poison oak creeps onto many parts of the trail, so please use caution. After the first mile, the trail gets more sunlight and will be hot if the sun is out.



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  • Kim K. A.

    Some stats from the GPS

    American Canyon Trail
    Miles 7.55
    Trip moving 2:11
    Trip stopped 2:01
    Trip total 4:12

    3 · January 26, 2014

    • Danielle Kristina M.

      Ok :) thanks Kim!

      January 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      so you mean if we stop stopping we can fit in TWO hikes per saturday?!

      1 · January 27, 2014

  • Kim K. A.

    January 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks again Kim for waiting for me. I appreciate it. Till next time.

      4 · January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time going hiking. Excited :)

    3 · January 22, 2014

    • Danielle Kristina M.

      I agree with Katie, fantastic job on your first hike today. :)

      January 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Kate and Danielle for your support. It was quite a challenge for me but I finished, yahoo! Till next time :)

      2 · January 26, 2014

  • Kate

    It was a fantastic hike; fantastically challenging and I loved it! Thank you all again for putting these lovely outings together. I am excited to see what is in store with this group after valentines!

    4 · January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, as well! I really enjoyed the hike and meeting everyone! This is a nice group of people! Thank you for the rides to and from the event! I look forward to the future hikesn

    3 · January 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I meant, I look forward to future hikes! Not hikesn..my bad, typing too fast!

      1 · January 25, 2014

    • Danielle Kristina M.

      Super great to meet you!! :) see you soon.

      2 · January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad to see a bunch of new faces and happy to meet you all! Hope to see you all again! You guys are awesome!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Danielle Kristina M.

    I loved this hike and this group so much!! Thanks everyone for coming. Seriously had a great time <3 Post pics if you have em, can't wait to see some of you on the next one :) Xoxo

    3 · January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, the hike was awesome! Thank you all for being so friendly and welcoming! I hope to see you guys next time!

    4 · January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    (N[masked]; W[masked]) here are the coordinates for anyone with a GPS. =) see you all soon

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Bryan G.

    I'll see you all at the trailhead tomorrow. Looking forward to it.

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had to work extra late; so I'm cancelling. I hope you all have a great hike.

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • Danielle Kristina M.

      Thanks so much for changing your RSVP!! :) see you on one in the future. Have a great weekend.

      January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi There! Is there any chance there is room for one more? I noticed that tomorrow's hike has been marked full but I would love to join if it's possible.

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • Danielle Kristina M.

      Yes! We had a few people cancel their RSVP!!! See you tomorrow morning :)

      January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great! Thanks Danielle I'm planning to meet everyone at Target in the morning. See you then!

      1 · January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it too late to join the group this Saturday? I noticed it is full, but thought I would check to see. I am new to the group, and it would be great to attend, but I understand if it is full and can try for another one if so. Thank you!

    January 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi! Is it okay if I meet everyone at Target? I am still learning about the area so I better follow or come along with someone who knows where they are going...so I make certain I don't get lost-ha. Ha!

      1 · January 24, 2014

    • Danielle Kristina M.

      Yes please!!!

      January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just reminder to everyone, we are meeting at the Target off of Madison and 80... NOT the target off of 65th... Hope to see you all tomorrow at 9am :)

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can no longer make it to the hike tomorrow! :-( I've canceled my RSVP if anyone else wants to go! :-)

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Danielle Kristina M.

    Hey Everyone! Please please please update your RSVP. As you can see two people already got locked out of the hike this Saturday. I opened up my two guest spots for Kevin & Laura. It's crucial with as attendee limit that you keep your RSVP updated including your plus 1s and plus 2s. It would be really disappointing if you no showed and caused a serious attendee the opportunity to attend the hike with us. Also note: We will be leaving Target at 9:15 SHARP. No exceptions. HOWEVER; those of you who get there at 9:00 please be courteous in not rushing the group to leave BEFORE 9:15. We understand that everyone wants to get out into nature and be active but we need to make sure we still to a schedule. :D We're trying to do our part too xoxo

    danielle -[masked]

    2 · January 23, 2014

    • Danielle Kristina M.

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      January 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be at the target!

      1 · January 24, 2014

  • Kim K. A.

    I will be at the Target at Madison and I-80 at 9:00 am.
    I drive a white Dodge[masked]x4 Diesel with a white camper shell.
    I have room for five people plus dogs. If we fill the cab the dogs can go under the shell.

    My contact information follows:

    Do not be shy or hesitate about calling me, to carpool.

    Thanks and Cheers!

    Kim K. Andregg[masked] Cell
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    1 · January 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had to change my RSVP to no. :( I'm really bummed because I wanted to try this group out and this hike sounds great. Maybe next time. Someone else can RSVP now. :) Have fun guys.

    1 · January 23, 2014

    • Danielle Kristina M.

      Thank you so much for updating your RSVP! I really appreciate it :) Hope to meet you in the future!!

      January 23, 2014

  • Kayla M.

    See you at Target!

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My chocolate lab and I are excited about this hike =)

    1 · January 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Bringing my sister along as well.

      2 · January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My chocolate lab and I are excited about this hike =)

    2 · January 21, 2014

  • Danielle Kristina M.

    Don't forget to bring $6 for your dues if you haven't yet. Just to be clear, it's $6 for the year and not $6 per hike :D

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to join in the fun. Any chance dogs are allowed?

    January 21, 2014

    • Kim K. A.

      You can bring your dog.

      3 · January 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't. I have an admin class to attend. Hopefully I can meet the group soon.

    1 · January 20, 2014

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