Tiempo  5 horas 50 minutos

Coordenadas 1337

Fecha de subida 6 de noviembre de 2011

Fecha de realización noviembre 2011

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566 m
291 m
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2,3
4,6
9,25 km

Vista 9145 veces, descargada 62 veces

cerca de Colfax, California (United States)

This hike is difficult due to frequent narrow spots with steep drop-offs. It's anything but fast going and can be brutally hot in the exposed areas during the summer. It's not for the faint of heart past Windy Point. Elevation profile isn't accurate, neither is distance. Total elevation gain according to Google Earth is 1,585 and loss is 2,400 with a length of 5.46-miles.

Would estimate this as a 4-hour hike with limited stops.
  • Foto de 1st Creek Crossing
  • Foto de 1st Creek Crossing
  • Foto de 1st Creek Crossing
  • Foto de 1st Creek Crossing
  • Foto de 1st Creek Crossing
Creek requires a rope-assist crossing in early spring due to the fast and high water flows.
  • Foto de River Access Trail
  • Foto de River Access Trail
  • Foto de River Access Trail
  • Foto de River Access Trail
  • Foto de River Access Trail
This ~400-foot trail provides a steep yet easy access to one of the prettiest spots on the North Fork American River.
  • Foto de Spring Access Trail
  • Foto de Spring Access Trail
  • Foto de Spring Access Trail
  • Foto de Spring Access Trail
  • Foto de Spring Access Trail
  • Foto de Spring Access Trail
Great .3-mile trail that parallels a year-round creek to it's source, an underground spring.
  • Foto de Windy Point Redux (2nd bluff)
  • Foto de Windy Point Redux (2nd bluff)
  • Foto de Windy Point Redux (2nd bluff)
  • Foto de Windy Point Redux (2nd bluff)
  • Foto de Windy Point Redux (2nd bluff)
  • Foto de Windy Point Redux (2nd bluff)
Spectacular river views and wildflower vistas abound, aka just like Windy Point.
  • Foto de Sinkhole
Prominent sinkhole just off the trail.
  • Foto de Indian Creek
  • Foto de Indian Creek
  • Foto de Indian Creek
  • Foto de Indian Creek
  • Foto de Indian Creek
  • Foto de Indian Creek
The confluence of Indian Creek and the North Fork American River is a popular gold panning location and is a great place to swim or rock scramble, including up Indian Creek ~.3-miles to a falls.
  • Foto de Yankee Jim's Bridge
  • Foto de Yankee Jim's Bridge
  • Foto de Yankee Jim's Bridge
  • Foto de Yankee Jim's Bridge
  • Foto de Yankee Jim's Bridge
  • Foto de Yankee Jim's Bridge
Yankee Jim's bridge is .1-miles from Shirttail Creek. Built in 1930 it forms the Boundary for Auburn State Recreation Area.
  • Foto de Windy Point Trailhead
  • Foto de Windy Point Trailhead
  • Foto de Windy Point Trailhead
  • Foto de Windy Point Trailhead
  • Foto de Windy Point Trailhead
  • Foto de Windy Point Trailhead
This popular wild-flower overlook on the North Fork of the American River is located on Iowa Hill Road in Colfax .7-miles past the Mineral Bar Campground in Auburn State Recreation Area. More information on Windy Point >>>http://members.psyber.com/asra/tgwind.pdf
  • Foto de Windy Point Bluff
  • Foto de Windy Point Bluff
  • Foto de Windy Point Bluff
  • Foto de Windy Point Bluff
  • Foto de Windy Point Bluff
  • Foto de Windy Point Bluff
Windy Point is widely recognized as one of the premier wildflower hikes in Auburn SRA, if not all of Placer County.
  • Foto de Rendezvous Yankee Jim's Group
Spot where the Windy Point hikers met the Yankee Jim crew on their way-up to Iowa Hill for a key swap in November 2011.

6 comentarios

  • Foto de ClipperCreekWanderer

    ClipperCreekWanderer 10-nov-2011

    I can hardly wait to make this journey myself. Sorry I keep missing your trips.

  • Foto de Anderson

    Anderson 23-feb-2014

    Thanks for including waypoints with photos to this great hike. I'll add this hike to my list of places to visit on my next visit to Sacramento.

  • Foto de Dalits

    Dalits 31-mar-2014

    Magnífica ruta y preciosas fotos.

    ¡¡Que suerte tenéis de disfrutar de esos parajes!!

  • Foto de HispanoMaximo

    HispanoMaximo 30-ago-2014

    It´s great man, it's really nice, this river look very wild hahaha. Seriusly, I like the photo and the trail.

    Bye! https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/iowa-hill-road-to-yankee-jims-bridge-2194621#wp-2194624/photo-824551

  • Foto de Berta NC

    Berta NC 03-ene-2018

    Great trail @FoothillHikers, thank you!!

  • Foto de Antonio G Blanes

    Antonio G Blanes 18-sep-2018

    Magnífica ruta y preciosas fotos.

    ¡¡Que suerte tenéis de disfrutar de esos parajes!!

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