Back to index Auburn Confluence to Stagecoach and Training Hill Hike
Trip Date:  04/02/2014

: 9.8 Miles

Vertical Gain: 1100'

Group Size: 1

Hike Rating:  Easy   Moderate    Hard    Strenuous
Stagecoach Training Hill Route
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Stagecoach Training Hill Elevation Profile
Start Coordinates:   N 38 54.901, W 121 02.379     End Coordinates:   Same as Start Coordinates  
Car Shuttle Req'd:   No Parking Directions:   Take Highway 49 from Coloma toward Auburn.  Right before the junction with highway 193, there is a wide area on the left side for free vehicle parking.  Get there early, especially on a weekend or the space will be filled.
Hazards of Note:   Rattlesnakes, ticks, poison oak, mountain lions. Crowd Factor:   Moderate.  This entire area is popular with hikers, runners, mountain bikers and dog walkers.  
General Notes:

About to cross the "No Hands Bridge" at the start of the hike. No Hands Bridge
Helpful signs are scattered throughout the park area. Informative Signs
Looking up at No-Hands Bridge from the river below. No Hands Bridge
Black Hole of Calcutta falls after recent rainstorms. Calcutta Falls
Nice overlook of the North Fork of the American River from just above the trail. North Fork American River
Butterflies were in full swing on this day. Butterfly season
Nice tree cover along parts of the Manzanita trail.
Trail example
Another view of No Hands Bridge from Stagecoach Trail. More No Hands Bridge
Checking out the confluence from the Stagecoach Trail. Confluence
The sign is not kidding about the "Steep" section of trail here.
The hard part
A surprise waterfall along the Western States Trail section. More water
One last look at the Foresthill bridge from the Western States Trail. One more look
GPS Track of the full hike. GPS Track of Hike