Auburn China Bar hike hosted by Tom Williams
We will meet at the China Bar kiosk at 9am.
We will go down the road to the Cardiac Bypass trail at core storage and drop down to the Oregon Bar parking lot. From there we will take the Birdsall Takeout road down towards the river and drop off to the river at China Bar. We will then follow the river down to Oregon Bar and take the Cardiac Bypass trail back to the top.
This is not an easy hike. After leaving the Birdsall Takeout road it is a steep trail down to the river, and then there is no trail along the river. So we will then scramble over bedrock, some large boulders, and river cobbles for about a mile before getting to the gravel bar which is Oregon Bar. We are back to easy when we get to Oregon Bar. Fun hike.
The hike will be about four miles, and take about four hours or a little less. Elevation gain is about 800 feet.
Hope to see you there.
Directions to China Bar kiosk:
I-80 to Newcastle exit (exit 115)
Thru the light onto Indian Hill road
Left at the light at the top of the hill onto Auburn Folsom road
Right at the first light onto Maidu
Continue thru the two stop signs and down the hill to the kiosk on the right.
The parking lot is a 'fee area' ($10), or you can park for free along the road across from the Placer County Water Agency maintenance buildings like I do.