Italian Bar Trail - American River North Fork

Italian Bar Trail
North Fork American Area
Foresthill Ranger District
Tahoe National Forest

General Information
Mileage: 2.3 miles one-way
Elevation: 5400 to 2400 feet
Difficulty: Most Difficult
Use Level: Light
Topographic Map: Westville 7.5'

Dogs Allowed

Access
Drive thirteen miles east of Foresthill on the
Foresthill Road to Forest Highway 66 (Humbug
Ridge Road).
Go north three miles to the trailhead, just off
Humbug Ridge Road.
Trail Description
This is an old trail which was used by miners to
reach the American River. It is steep, with numerous
switchbacks. The trail ends at the river, but it is
possible to travel upriver and downriver by
scrambling along the riverbanks.

Note: There is a lot to see and explore both on the trail, river and along the way.  So do not sign up if you have restrictions on a return time.  This is an all day event.

Note: There is an open mine at the bottom of the trail.  Bring a flashlight alone if you want to explore the mine.

Note: Only water from developed systems at recreation
sites is maintained safe to drink. Open water sources
are easily contaminated by human or animal waste.
Water from springs, lakes, ponds, and streams
should be properly treated before drinking. One
recommended method of treatment is to bring clear
water to a rolling boll for five minutes.

Italian Bar Trail is a connector trail to the American River Trail that runs for 7.6 miles along the south side of the river.

Water: You are to bring at least 4 litters of water.
We will be checking that everyone has enough water.


Foresthill Ranger District
22830 Foresthill Road
Foresthill, CA 95631
(530)[masked]


 Kim K. Andregg
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  • Kim K. A.

    I will post pictures tomorrow. I have drank to much wine at the moment to complete the task. It was awesome trip. You guys are awesome!

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • Tony L.

    I'll be meeting up at the Starbucks off Elm in Auburn.

    May 16, 2014

    • Tia H.

      Is anyone else meeting there??? Mike and I can pick you up...

      May 17, 2014

  • Dillon M.

    I'd like to come, and am wondering if anyone lives near land park and has room in their car? I'd be happy to help pay for gas

    May 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry last four are: 2475

      May 17, 2014

    • Tia H.

      Tao isn't going anymore... I would just drive to Madison and we are carpool from there... We try to only make one meetup spot and car pool from there

      May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first hike with this group. I'm excited. Just to confirm, we are meeting at the Target on Madison at 7:45 am and then driving to the trail? Thanks

    May 17, 2014

  • AG

    Oh man it has been soooo long since I have been out on a hike with you all :( Was hoping to make at least one of the hikes this weekend, but looks like it wont be possible. I should be back in the swing of things once June comes around :) until then happy hikes!

    2 · May 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Same here, been too long. Was hoping to see you guys tomorrow but not sure if I can.

      1 · May 17, 2014

  • Ian

    Daisy and I would love to hike, but I am still recovering from shinsplints! I am hoping to get back soon.

    2 · May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im already bailing on my first hike :( last minute plans to hike bidwell in Chico in the a.m. ill see you guys on the trail sunday though! Cant wait to meet you guys!

    May 16, 2014

  • Tia H.

    I'm gonna assume we can bring dogs..

    May 16, 2014

    • Tia H.

      Awesome... We are gonna bring both of them! :)

      1 · May 16, 2014

    • Kim K. A.

      Dogs would be nice. They are loud, and announce their presence. We hiked this trail last Sunday. There was scat / pooh from a mountain loin in the middle of the trail. There are mountain lions in the area. A dog is invaluable.

      May 16, 2014

  • Tia H.

    So, I am so excited to see everyone tomorrow... I swear it's been over a month! Haha...

    2 · May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm tired and might be a no show tomorrow. So, don't wait for me.

    May 16, 2014

  • Sarah W.

    Hey I am new to this group too! Can't wait to meet you all tomorrow!

    May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cabo?! Lucky!

    May 14, 2014

  • Danielle Kristina M.

    Have fun this weekend, Y&A! I'll be on cabo. Make sure to take tons of pictures <3

    3 · May 14, 2014

  • Tim B.

    will be my first meet-up with you guys.. excited to meet you all... I'm a little out of shape so will start doing little short hikes until than.

    May 1, 2014

  • April 23, 2014

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