Auburn State Recreation Area

Three Western States 100 volunteers in trail crash near Auburn

Three volunteers on an expedition to clear fallen trees on the Western States 100 trail in the Auburn State Recreation Area were tossed from their utility vehicle Thursday as it ro ...

Horse, rider make it safely out of American River canyon tumble

A tumble down a steep American River canyon embankment couldn’t keep Blue down. Aided by a new trail blazed by a Cal Fire crew, the stranded horse was guided back onto a tra ...

Old Foresthill Road cleared for travel after slide

Old Foresthill Road opened again Friday after a slide two days earlier forced Placer County to shut a section down due to safety concerns. With the rock and mud scraped off the tw ...

Cyclist who died on trail near Auburn ID’d

The name of a Rocklin woman who died Thursday while mountain biking on a trail near Auburn has been released. The woman was identified as 49-year-old Jennifer Margaret Meskimen. A ...

Rocklin woman dies on mountain bike trail ride near Auburn

A Rocklin woman died Thursday while mountain biking on a trail near Auburn. The 49-year-old woman had what the Placer County Sheriff’s Office described as a “physical ...

New American River bridge near Auburn getting new life?

The possibility of a new pedestrian bridge across the American River near Auburn is making a comeback. Targeted for canyon users on horseback, on bikes or onfoot, the bridge was d ...

Caltrans gives frugal parkers a break on Highway 49

State Parks officials say traffic and pedestrian safety is an emerging issue at one of the last free parking areas at the American River confluence in the Auburn State Recreation a ...

Rain creates heightened Auburn crash conditions

Rain is back in the Auburn forecast, creating slick roads and challenges for drivers on winding, narrow stretches of blacktop. While the rain was far from heavy during the day in ...

Placer County coroner probes cause of canyon death near Auburn

A cause had not been determined Thursday in the death of a Nevada County man whose body was discovered Tuesday in the American River canyon near Auburn. A Placer County Sheriff&rs ...

Hiker discovers corpse in American River canyon near Auburn

The Placer County Coroner’s Office was attempting to determine Wednesday what caused the death of a Nevada City man whose body was found by a hiker in the American River cany ...

New superintendent takes Auburn State Recreation Area helm

After less than a month on the job as new Auburn State Recreation Area superintendent, Mike Schneider said he has quickly learned to appreciate the diverse recreational opportuniti ...

It’s official. Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge now a California Historical Landmark

Newly minted as a California Historical Landmark and with a gleaming plaque to prove it, the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge is 102 years old and far from sagging under the weigh ...

Spirit of 49er gold fever alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area

The glow in the sand in the water at my feet was unmistakable. Gold. Add the exclamation mark, if you wish. Less than two weeks later, I was back at the same spot at the American ...

American River confluence restroom project nears completion

The Auburn State Recreation Area near Auburn is not only striving to have the cleanest restrooms in the nation, but is also on track to have one of the newest. The new restroom, l ...

Lovers' quarrel leads to American River canyon search and rescue

Left on her own in the American River canyon after a quarrel Wednesday with her boyfriend, a Bay Area woman got a helping hand out of the wild from a Placer County sheriff’s ...