This well maintained loop offers some beautiful views of Lake Clementine and both the North Fork (NF) and Middle Fork (MF) American River. Straddling the Foresthill Divide at elevations ranging from 1600 to 1900 feet, it provides a diversity of flora as it passes through all four American River Canyon eco-systems: yellow pine forest, foothill woodland, riparian woodland, and chaparral. It also passes through open grasslands that are abundant with wildflowers in the spring.
Trail Head: There are multiple ways to access the Foresthill Divide Loop. The two primary methods, are to either ride from the "lower lot", approximately five miles from Auburn, on the right side of Foresthill Road, and the "upper lot", approximately 8 miles from Auburn on the left side of Foresthill Road. The upper lot trail head is across from Drivers Flat Rd.
Elevation Gain: 2000 ft
Length: 10 miles
Suggested Loops: Lollipop Loop (17 miles), Clementine Loop (23 miles)