Horseback Riding and Trails

The Tevis Cup 100-mile endurance ride runs down the canyons of the Middle Fork of the American River. From Cool and Auburn Lake Trails, there are several points to access this extensive trail system.

In addition, the Divide Horsemen’s Association is working with the American River Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to build an equestrian facility at the new Cronan Ranch preserve.

Western States Trail Ride (Tevis Cup) – The Western States Trail Ride, or Tevis Cup, is the oldest of several events that have helped Auburn, California, earn the title of “Endurance Capital of the World.” Riders travel 100 miles in one day, starting at Robie Park, north of Lake Tahoe. They travel down the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the American River drainage, crossing the Middle Fork itself below Ruck-a-Chucky at Poverty Bar. The course follows the left bank of the river until No Hands Bridge, where the competitors cross back to the river right and head to the Auburn finish line.

American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) – This national organization is headquartered in Auburn, and provides information about trails, rides, and other endurance riding topics.

Trail Maps

Cronan Ranch - Magnolia Ranch map click here
Acorn Creek Trailhead map click here
Aburn State Rec Area (ASRA) map click here