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Codfish Creek Discovery Trail

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An easy trail along the North Fork American River to Codfish Creek and waterfall.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Point to Point

919' 280 m

High

794' 242 m

Low

159' 49 m

Up

51' 16 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly An easy route that all can enjoy.

Description

This is an easy trail in an Auburn Recreation Area that begins at Ponderosa Bridge then follows the beautiful scenery of the North Fork American River. The trail then cuts away from the river to follow alongside Codfish Creek which takes visitors to the end of the trail. It's worth working your way all the way to the end of this trail, as the end brings a beautiful surprise, Codfish Falls.

The falls are a great place to take a break before heading back along the same route to the trailhead. At the falls, there is access to fishing (check regs) and swimming.

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  4.3 from 8 votes

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Codfish Creek Trailhead.
Feb 23, 2016 near Meadow…, CA
Ponderosa Bridge across the North Fork American River, from the Codfish Creek Falls Discovery Trail.
May 20, 2019 near Meadow…, CA
View of Ponderosa Bridge from the trail.
Feb 23, 2016 near Meadow…, CA
Codfish Falls.
Feb 23, 2016 near Meadow…, CA
A shady picnic table halfway to the falls.
May 20, 2019 near Meadow…, CA
Codfish Creek Falls Discovery Trail sign with trail guides.
May 20, 2019 near Meadow…, CA

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Nov 22, 2020
Peter V
The bridge is closed so you wont find parking if you take Ponderosa Way from the South. Road can be rough for 2wd sedans and minivans.
Dec 28, 2019
Leslie Wakeland
May 19, 2019
Justin Johnsen
Dec 20, 2018
Daniel Rodriguez
Nov 14, 2017
Mark G
Falls have water, nice fall colors too.Road frm north open to all traffic but rough. Road frm Foresthill posted as 4x4 rec'md'ed. $10 fee suspended. 3.5mi
May 29, 2017
Mark G
On 29 May 17 access road frm Foresthill Rd is closed due to rain damage. Can be hiked/biked. Sign said Weimar access also closed but cars getting thru