I can't help but brag on enjoying outdoor adventures with my pets -- both Cosmo and Orion. When I plan an adventure, I focus on finding a thrill in it for myself -- but, lately I have been focusing on finding that thrill with two of my furry friends together. I discovered an amazing spot up in Auburn California, Which is north east of San Francisco. This is a perfect place to enjoy -- especially if you want to get away from the city and if you want to discover something new.
Thanks to AllTrails which is a great app to download and have on your phone ready to go when you want to discover trails around you or in your state or in a state that you want to visit. The hike that I discovered is called the Clementine trail. This trail leads to Clark's Pool which is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cool, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Heading down towards the dam was much easier than coming back up. Our adventurous spirits decided to take a shortcut -- instead of following the trail all the way down to the main rocks and then hopping on over closer to the dam.
The shortcut was a quick slide down to the gorge where you can see, feel and hear the rushing water while cooling you off during the hot sun from that day. Kept snacks and water for the little guys and hopped around to get the best capture of the place.
It is recommended that if you are going to come and visit this trail -- Make sure to bring your own food, water, towels, and extra sunscreen if you're visiting during the summer days. Also, A good tip is to visit during the week if possible where there is no traffic in the area and you pretty much have the trail to yourself. Another bonus -- is that if you're going to stay for a while, you can literally lounge on the rocks -- take some Instagram photos and/or hop around with your pets, while doing some exercises. The breeze of the water will keep you cool.
Any recommendations on trails similar to this one that you can share about -- let me know! I'd love to hear about which ones to explore next! If they are dog friendly even better. Happy hiking!