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Shirttail Canyon

2 Reviews
Location Colfax, CA
Rating Easy,
Length 24.6
Time 3hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

Features great swimming hole below suspension bridge.

The main attraction of this route is a popular swimming hole below Colfax-Foresthill Suspension Bridge. Our round-about way of getting there follows a paved road through historic Iowa Hill, then continues on a narrow, winding dirt road through the forest. Take a picnic lunch and inner tube to enjoy the crystal-clear water of the American River inside Auburn State Recreation Area (fee area). Street-legal vehicles only. To go direct to swimming hole, use reverse directions.

Rating

Easy
Trail Ratings Defined

First half is a twisting paved road, narrow in spots. Watch for bikers. Second half is an easy dirt road. Four-wheel drive recommended.

Stats

Length

24.6

Time

3hrs

High Point

2985ft

Best Time To Go

June-August

Current Conditions

(530) 885-4527Auburn State Recreation Area.

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Very nice says

I had a good time on this trail. I did it at night, in the fog and rain. There was down trees and fallen rocks. Lots of water falls. Plenty of mud and strang critters out and about. I gave it 4 stars for an easy trail because about 1/2 is paved. So very true how conditions can turn a fairly easy ride into a treacherous, hazardous ride. Stay safe. I used Gaia to follow trail.
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Seth C says

I have done this trail multiple times in pickups and 2wd cars, great views and very easy. Highly recommend for a quick day trip
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