Flippin' Friday - American Canyon Creek & Dead Truck Trail Loop 6 Miles R/T Int

This trail is just too flippin' cool - both literally and figuratively.  It's nice and shady...

According to my trusty guidebook, this hike is a secluded foothill trail, descending 1100 feet down into American Canyon which contains a small tributary of the Middle Fork American River and American Canyon Creek.

THE HIKE: American Canyon's northeast facing slopes are clothed in a dense oak forest and the canyon bottom is covered with lush riparian vegetation. Examples of Gold Rush heritage. The canyon's inner gorge is filled with scenic cascades and waterfalls. Other features include wildflowers and a meadow. There are several stream crossings.

We can return on an alternate route, Dead Truck Trail to Wendell T. Robie, making this a loop hike.

If it's warm enough, you may want to consider bringing a swimsuit (or at the very least water sandals for wading in the river) and a snack.

Difficulty: 4 (5 is most difficult), Vertical Feet: 1100+/- , Surface: Dirt.

Dogs Allowed on leash
BRING: Usual hiking gear, snack and water

For printable map and more details go to:

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

MEETING PLACE: 9.30 am at trailhead
*Hwy 49 to Cool.
*At Hwy 193, Left toward Georgetown,
*Continue for approximately 5.3 miles then turn left onton Sweetwater Trail on the north side, which is opposite Pilgrim Court on the south. (This turn is before the village of Greenwood).
*Your trailhead is on the right, just at the top of the street, before the gated entrance to the Auburn Lake Trails development.
*There is more parking along Sweetwater Trail closer to Hwy 193

The trailhead is signed AMERICAN CANYON TRAIL - THIRD GATE

GPS COORDINATES: N38"54"48"                 W[masked]' 37"

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  • Dave S.

    Great group to hike with!

    May 20, 2013

  • Christina S.

    Thanks Carla for organizing another wonderful hike.

    May 18, 2013

  • Beatrice

    Great hike, awesome scenery. Loved it. Thank you Carla. (Ich habe vergessen dir das Buch zu geben.)

    May 17, 2013

    • tom w.

      Good job Carla, you got us all up and down the canyon alive! Thanks for an excellent time. Tom

      May 18, 2013

    • Carla

      You're welcome, Tom. Glad you dodged the Poison Oak inflammation. I guess I'm lucky, in that I have never gotten it, despite walking through it numerous times...Hope to c u on another hike soon.

      May 18, 2013

  • tom w.

    Other than the most poison oak I've ever seen anywhere in my life, the best hike I've been on this year. Two hot showers and liberal use of my "Gain" dishwashing detergent and today I appear to be-poison oak free-a minor miracle! Thanks Carla.

    May 18, 2013

  • Jackie

    Dang sorry I missed it next time.

    May 18, 2013

  • Christy

    another great FF time! Thanks, Carla ... And thank you for limiting the number of attendees.

    May 18, 2013

  • Carla

    Excellent weather, scenery and company. Shame about the poison oak, loads of it, but fortunately I don't seem to catch it...Great having all of our furry 4 leggers along too!

    2 · May 18, 2013

  • Aleta K.

    Something came up. Sorry

    May 17, 2013

  • Bud C.

    I will be at Sun Splash at 8:30 and can take three folks. I drive a red[masked]runner. Not sure I know anyone going or which end of the parking lot to meet but hopefully someone will notice the 4runner.

    May 17, 2013

  • Kathy

    Unfortunately, I'm going to have to cancel. Have a nice hike and I'll see you in two weeks.

    May 17, 2013

  • Dave S.

    You sound like me, Lori (too much too do and not enough time...).
    Hope it all works out.
    Dave

    May 16, 2013

  • chris b.

    or other location Roseville sun splash???

    May 16, 2013

    • chris b.

      meet you then- chris

      May 16, 2013

    • Bruce P.

      I can meet at Sunsplash. I can drive and take 3 passengers. Please let me know if this works, thanks

      May 16, 2013

  • Sandy

    Unfortunately, I'm not able to make the hike.

    May 16, 2013

  • Bruce P.

    I live in Rocklin and would be happy to share-a-ride. Sunsplash is OK...about 8:30? I can take three.

    May 16, 2013

  • Bruce P.

    +1 Sweet dog

    May 16, 2013

  • Beatrice

    EB (Elisa), want to carpool?

    May 16, 2013

  • Jan

    Not feeling very good. Have fun

    May 16, 2013

    • Carla

      Sorry to hear that Jan. Annie's off school today too with a sore throat and cough...Must be something going around!

      May 16, 2013

  • Liberty

    Sorry, boss just called up. Have to work tomorrow

    May 16, 2013

  • chris b.

    Any one to carpool from Fair Oaks?

    May 16, 2013

  • Shaun R.

    Last minute change of plans and I'll be out of town. See you next time!

    May 15, 2013

  • Diane R.

    Sorry, I have another commitment. :(

    May 13, 2013

  • Christy

    I'm a "maybe" since I'm on call that day, but will know the night before.

    May 12, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Hi Aleta,
    I'm from Sacramento and can give you a ride.
    Dave

    May 11, 2013

  • Aleta K.

    May I ride with someone, I looked at the map and am not sure exactly where it is. I could come to your house so you do not need to look for me especially if you know where we are going. Will help with gas.

    May 11, 2013

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