Foothills Divide Horse Trail

The 10th most popular equestrian trail in California.

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Northeast of Sacremento and Auburn, the 35,000 acre Auburn State Recreation Area has 50 horse trails along 40-miles of the North and Middle Forks of the American river. Once teeming with thousands of gold miners, the area is now a natural area offering a wide variety of recreation opportunities to over 500,000 visitors a year. Most trails are shared by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Generally, the park (which is 20 miles long on two forks of the American River) is situated south of Interstate 80, stretching from Auburn to Colfax. The main access is from Auburn, either on Highway 49 or the Auburn-Foresthill Road.

The Forest Hill Divide Loop is 10 miles of rolling, ridgeline trail. To reach the horseback riding trailhead from Auburn, head northeast on US80 to Exit 126 (Foresthill Road). Head east on Foresthill Road for 6 miles to trailhead parking area near Upper Lake Day Use Area turnoff.

Overall, Foothills Divide Horse Trail is the 10th most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Foothills Divide Horse Trail including Western States Horse Trail, Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, Mitchell Canyon Trail, Owl Creek Trail, Empire Mine State Park and Summit Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Auburn State Recreation Area (530) 885-4527; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Western States Trails Federation (530) 823-7287.

Best Season:  Mar. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  ASRA Ruck-A-Chucky Campground; Foothills Motel (530) 885-8444

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Article Source:   Foothills Divide Horse Trail

GPS:  38.95443, -120.96869

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  8/17/2016

ID:  14298

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