Flippin' Friday - Applegate to Lovely Lake Clementine 5-7 Miles Int/Adv

This is just too flippin' cool.  Yet another hike we haven't done for a while.

In fact, the last time we did this we actually went swimming. But, unless you're a member of the polar bear club, I suggest leaving the speedo at home this time!!!! Of course, if Sherpa wants to model his, he's welcome.  We know he wears shorts in minus temperatures!!!

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

  • Difficulty: Easy down, moderate up (approx 900ft)
  • If we take a detour to the lime kiln and overlook it will add an additional 2 miles

 I have posted a link to a map & detailed description of this hike in case anyone wants to just do the 5 mile r/t option.  That way, those who do can return ahead of those who wish to check out the other options.

http://members.psyber.com/asra/tgapple.pdf

Description

This old road provides a wide, easy route from Applegate to the waters of Lake Clementine. Much of the trail is in the shade of conifers and oaks. It affords a bird's eye view of the Lake Clementine beach area, as well as scenic views up and down the North Fork American River. A side trip can be made to an old lime kiln.  Toes can also be dipped in the river if it's warm enough!!!

Directions

Parking is on Boole Rd 1.6 miles off I-80 at the Applegate Exit. At end of exit ramp turn right onto Crother Rd towards Canyon. Turn left at Applegate Rd. go east for 0.3 miles. Just after the concrete railroad overpass, turn right onto Boole Rd. Go south for 1.3 miles, passing a retreat center, Hilltop Ct & Roland Dr. Trailhead is an old dirt road on the left, with 4 blue posts across it, before a big black oak with a yellow sign. There is very limited parking along Boole Rd. There is a small turnout with limited parking on Cerro Vista, which is the next road on the left.

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  • Beatrice

    Great as always! Thank you all!

    March 17, 2013

  • EB

    Very pleasant hike, thank you Carla

    March 15, 2013

  • Meg

    Luna and I had lots of fun today! Thanks Carla for showing me and new trail.

    March 15, 2013

  • Erik G.

    Had a great time. Wish I hadn't needed to cut out early.

    March 15, 2013

  • Carla

    Excellent as always!

    March 15, 2013

  • Sherpa H.

    another fine day and the speedo did not see water today ; ) but fun watching the dogs go for it-- congrats to the new hikers to this loop and to to recent retirees-- yeah

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I said that I wouldn't miss it but something important came up. I'll shoot for the next one.
    Looks like it will be great weather. Have fun!

    March 14, 2013

  • Sherpa H.

    so carla-- who needs a speedo when amongst close friends ; ) about time for you to dust off the shorts with this weather don't you think?

    March 13, 2013

    • Carla

      I suppose you're right. for us Brits, these temps would signal high summer!!!!

      March 13, 2013

  • Sherpa H.

    YIPPIE SKIPPY>>>>

    1 · March 12, 2013

    • Carla

      So Sherpa, are you bringing your Speedos? It's supposed to be in the 70's. Might be warm enough for a paddle at least.

      March 13, 2013

  • gilda

    Some event out of my control has come up. I will be looking forward to the next opportunity.

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No flippin' way I'm going to miss this hike! Thanks Carla!!!

    March 13, 2013

  • cornelia

    maybe

    March 13, 2013

  • Erik G.

    Looking forward to it!

    March 11, 2013

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