Active Aggies & GHOAT February Hike

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Black Hole of Calcutta Falls Trailhead, Auburn, CA

Join GSM Hiking Outdoor Adventures & Trails (GHOAT) and Active Aggies for their February Calcutta Falls Hiking Trail Hike!

The Calcutta Falls Hiking Trail follows the Western States Trail and winds alongside the North Fork of the American River with plenty of openings to catch gorgeous views of the river and foothills. There are breathtaking views on the journey to Calcutta Falls including several spots to meander off the trail to the river bank. We will also be brewing coffee outdoors, building a campfire, and do brewery hopping afterwards.

Fun Facts: 

  • Calcutta Falls is only 1.1 miles away from the trailhead.
  • There are a ton of butterflies in “mini-fields” that are randomly dispersed throughout the trail.
  • There is little shade along this hike, so come prepared with sun protection and water. 
  • The trail can get dusty, so closed-toed shoes and/or pants are recommended.

Hike details are as follows: 

  • Date: February 10th
  • Time: 9:00 AM Arrival, 9:30 AM Start
  • Location + Trail Map:  Western States Trail to Calcutta Falls, California (Hosts will mark trail in advance) 
  • Meeting Point: Auburn State Park Kiosk - Map Here
  • Parking: Available for $10 or FREE alongside the road
  • Difficulty: EASY 4.6 AllTrails rating
    • Length: 2.1 mi
    • Elevation gain: 170 ft
    • Route type: Out & Back
    • Total Length: 4.2 miles roundtrip; 90 minutes + breaks to bathroom, brew coffee, snack, rest
  • Hosts: Ruthie Musker ( + Inga Langford (

Watch preview videos here and here. A carpool from the East Bay is available, contact Inga Langford for more information. Keep up to date on the latest hikes on the UC Davis Hiking Group Facebook Page and the GHOAT WhatsApp Group.

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