Auburn State Recreation Area

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 ...

Folsom hiker falls to his death

Folsom resident John Rosien, 19, was enjoying a day of hiking with two friends when he fell from a cliff above the Cave Valley climbing quarry in the Auburn State Recreation Area, ...

Woman swept downstream at confluence drowns

A woman was caught in the American River current and drowned Friday between the Highway 49 and Mountain Quarries Railroad bridges. The woman was observed by a firefighter attempti ...

Auburn-area trail etiquette means defensive hiking, biking

Late spring is trail time – usually not too hot or cold and absent of rain. It’s an opportunity for hikers, bikers, runners and equestrians to not only get outdoors bu ...

Canyon Creek Bridge near Auburn spans water, time

Rustic and solid, a new wooden bridge spanning scenic Canyon Creek in the American River canyon below Auburn is ready for crossing. The bridge is the product of a joint effort by ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Land should remain free

I find it impossible to believe that the Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) the very organization that started charging ten dollars a day to park on state HWY 49 because it needed ...

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 ...

New all-terrain vehicles aid sheriff and trail preservation

Off-highway motor vehicle trails at the Auburn State Recreation Area’s Mammoth Bar park near Auburn have a new Placer County law-enforcement presence in the form of a newly a ...