Italian Bar Trail
This is a 2.12 mile trail is an old trail that was used by miners to reach the North Fork of the American River.
At a Glance
|Permit Info:||Campfire permits are required for campfires, backpacking stoves, BBQs and lanterns.|
|Restrictions:||Difficulty Level: Most Difficult Use level: Light|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||For more information, follow this link to a brochure on trails.|
Trail Access: From Interstate 80, take the Foresthill exit to Foresthill Road and proceed 15.5 miles to the Foresthill Ranger Station. Continue 14.5 miles on Foresthill Road to Humbug Ridge Road (Forest Road 66) and turn left. Continue approximately 2 ½ miles to the trailhead on the right. NOTE: The road is rocky and a high clearance vehicle is advised.
Trail description: This is an old trail that was used by miners to reach the North Fork of the American River. It is steep with short sections of 35% slope. As you start down the trail there are spectacular views looking up the canyon. About halfway down the trail, be cautious of the poison oak. The trail ends at the river, but it is possible to travel up and down the river by scrambling along the riverbank. Campfire permits are required for campfires, backpacking stoves, BBQs and lanterns.
Elevation: 4834 to 2447 feet
Difficulty: Most Difficult
Topo Maps: Westville
For More Information:
American River Ranger District
Foresthill Ranger Station
22830 Foresthill Road
Foresthill, CA 95631
(530) 367-2226 TDD
NOTE: Water is often not available along the route. Only water from developed systems at recreation sites is maintained safe to drink. Open water sources are easily contaminated by human or animal waste. Water from springs, lakes, ponds, and streams should be properly treated before drinking. You may wish to carry water with you. Another method of treatment is to use a backpacker’s water filter. However, the best way is to bring to water to a full boil for 5 minutes.
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