A Dam Good Hike at Lake Clementine

A beautiful dam, gorgeous rainbow views, and a hike along one of the world's largest bridges!


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Perfect for

For solo
For two
For groups

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  1. Park at the ranger station and get ready for your hike
  2. Head over the bridge across the American River
  3. Walk left on the dirt road with the gate
  4. Follow along this path for two miles
  5. Walk towards the Foresthill Bridge and admire how tall it really is
  6. Take a swim break under the bridge
  7. As you walk uphill, enjoy the gorgeous nature and beautiful views
  8. Follow the signs that point to Lake Clementine
  9. Take the single track to the left and head down to the dam
  10. Marvel at this beautiful damn with waters gushing down into a waterfall
  11. Follow the rainbow for the perfect picture



139 Old Foresthill Rd, Auburn, CA 95603

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Packing List

  • backpack
  • sunscreen
  • light snacks/food
  • water
  • hiking shoes
  • comfortable clothing
  • bathing suit for swimming
  • first-aid kit
  • camera
  • umbrella

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How long is this hike? 
This hike is 4.5 miles round trip.
Are dogs allowed? 
Dogs are not allowed within the boundaries of Lower Lake Clementine or Upper Lake Clementine.