3 miles from Auburn Courthouse. Moderate-steep 1 mile, one way. MAP
Canyon View development is your first chance to get down to the river from the west side of town. This trail is a conservation easement obtained by the Placer Land Trust from the Canyon View development. It is so new that they haven’t even officially opened it or even named it yet; but it is available for use if you can find it. It gives quick access to the Pioneer Express trail that heads along the river to Sacramento, intersecting it at mile 52.
Directions: From the courthouse go R on Auburn-Folsom road for 1 ½ miles, Left on Maidu for .4 miles, Right on Burlin, Left on Peregrine, Right on Eagles Nest, then Park near Eagle’s Nest Ct.
The trail heads south down the drainage on a faint trail which soon becomes a well-trod path. This was once a steep road to the river, the trail provides much needed access to the river. The trail sings with birds and waterfall as it follows a small creek and has a nice variety of wildflowers in the spring, and mushrooms in the fall. Near the river you intersect the XP trail where you can go left towards Oregon Bar or right towards Folsom Lake. When Folsom Lake is full its upper level reaches Oregon Bar. Going right takes you into the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Rattlesnake Bar is about 7 miles away.