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  1. What was once a toll path connecting two gold rush communities is now a popular weekend trail to escape the city and get a taste of what made the West so wild.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    50.8 miles
    Duration
    With a seasonal waterfall, an old mining cave, and a few prized sandy beaches at the river, there is plenty to explore and discover on Stevens Trail. If you are a hardcore trail runner without time to spare you could do the trail in two to three hours. In contrast, the leisurely outdoorsman or hiking novice will want to reserve four to five hours to complete this trail.
  2. Auburn's Trainer Hill is a dog of a climb and appropriately named for whipping rears into shape.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    38.1 miles
    Duration
    Even if you are in excellent shape, the climb is slow, steady, and grueling. Although, trail runners, you'll shave off about an hour circling back on the top of the hill, and then descending on gradually graded switchbacks.
  3. Cardiac Hill, in Auburn, California lives up to its name as it drops sharply through a series of switchbacks to a rocky bend in the American River. The hike down is a breeze, but the haul back up, will get your heart pumping.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    35.3 miles
    Duration
    A small break beside the fast moving American River is hard to resist. If you are short on time, and in peak physical fitness, you could shave off 30-45 minutes.
  4. Recently made accessible to the public, the day hike to Zim Zim Falls offers solitude and untouched California habitats.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    40.0 miles
    Duration
    Creek crossings take consideration and time. Also, it is slow-going down the steep trail to the falls. We spent a little over a half hour drinking in the serenity of the falls. If you are the determined type, or in the mind to run, you could shave off some time.
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