Take a Hike: Robie Point Firebreak Trail
Located In: Auburn; search “Robie Point Firebreak Trail” in Google Maps.
Distance: 3.6-mile loop; minimal elevation gain.
Difficulty Level: Easy.
Know Before You Go: Dog-friendly (must be leashed); parking is $10.
Fuel Up: Local Heroes (1120 High Street, Auburn) serves up some of the best burgers in town alongside fried sides, milkshakes, beer, and a dog-friendly patio.
Why We Love It: Well-maintained; kid-friendly; provides great views of the North Fork American River Canyon and the Auburn Dam construction site.
Trail Notes: Wear shoes with traction, dress in layers, bring extra water and snacks, remember sun protection (hat, sunscreen), and, as always, pack out what you pack in. Remember to keep to the right, and that horses have the right of way over mountain bikers and hikers, and hikers have the right of way over mountain bikers.
For more information, visit visitplacer.com/discover/robie-point-fb-trail.
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By Emily Peter