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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Dedication by PARC Board Members 7 AUBURN STATE RECREATION AREA MAP . . . . . . . . . 8 INTRODUCTION: The Auburn State Recreation Area . . 10 Rivers in Their Purity 14 Sunrise Poem on the American River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 American River Confluence Festival 16 CHAPTER 1: AMERICAN RIVER TRAILS . . . . . . . . . . 17 Introduction to Trails: Tips, Cautions, Guidelines & Camping . . . . . . . 19 Things To Do While Hiking with Children of All Ages 24 Confluence Trails Stagecoach Trail 28 Upper Stagecoach Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Tinker’s Cut Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Park HQ-to-Confluence Loop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Western States Mountain Quarries Railroad Bed Section . . . . . . . . . 42 Robie Point Firebreak Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Lake Clementine and Clark’s Hole Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Middle Fork Confluence Trail 51 Culvert Trail 54 Fuel Break Trail 56 Pointed Rocks Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Olmstead Loop Trail 61 Foresthill Divide Loop Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 North Fork Trails Lakeview Connector Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Lake Clementine Access Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Applegate-Long Point to Lake Clementine Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Codfish Falls Trail 79 Indian Creek Trail 83 Windy Point Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Steven’s Trail from Colfax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Steven’s Trail from Iowa Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Pennyweight Trail 96 Middle Fork Trails Western States Trails: History of the WST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

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