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Auburn is a beautiful and historical town nestled in the foothills that dates back to the gold rush days. People come from all over to visit Auburn California and soak in the historical small town feeling that has been preserved for close to two centuries. Although Auburn has a small town ambiance, many are surprised by its size. Auburn is an expansive 7.5 sq miles, and with the continuing explosive growth of placer county, this is on the conservative side.
Auburn itself offers a whole array of activities, but one of the best things about living in Auburn is the location. An hour East of Auburn and you can be in the mountains having fun in the snow during the winter or enjoying the beautiful Lake Tahoe during the summer. Less than an hour West and you will be in Sacramento, the capital of California, where nightlife and business is bustling. But, most people that move to Auburn realize that this small city has such an abundance of things to do, they don’t have to leave to enjoy a wide variety of activities. Residents and visitors alike can be seen enjoying the beautiful American River, taking part in many of the endurance and outdoor activities the area has to offer, wine tasting, eating eclectic, or playing golf at one of its 6 courses, one of which has been rated as a top 10 course to play in California by golf digest. Visit Auburn California today!
Auburn has been crowned as the Endurance Capital of the World, and for good reason. Auburn holds some of the most challenging events on the planet. The diverse landscape of Auburn and the surrounding areas offers challenging terrain for all levels and types of athletes.
Auburn, The Endurance Capital
The Tevis Cup is a world famous equestrian event. Today, there are hundreds of endurance riding events worldwide that are modeled after this event. Started in 1955, this is the oldest and original and still touted as the most challenging. The event is a 24 hour, 100 mile ride starting in Squaw Valley and finishing at the fairgrounds in Auburn. This event tests both rider and horse with an overall average 54% completion rate. Find out more about the Tevis Cup through these links!
Official Tevis Cup Website
WESTERN STATES ENDURANCE RUN
The Western States Endurance Run is a 100 mile trail run starting in Squaw Valley and ending in Auburn. It is the oldest of its kind, established in 1974, and is proclaimed as the ultimate test of endurance. Check out the official site!
Official Western States Endurance Run Website
AUBURN CENTURY RACE
The Auburn Century Race is an annual bicycle endurance event that is the most challenging road ride in the Gold Country. Riders can choose from four courses ranging in distance. Find out more about this event at the offical site!
Auburn Century Road Bike Ride—The Official Website
Auburn has a bounty of outdoor activities extending beyond endurance events. Everyone of all ages can enjoy the beauty and take part in a variety of outdoor activities the gold country offers. Below, the most popular ones have been outlined.
HIDDEN FALLS REGIONAL PARK
Hidden Falls Regional Park is a 1,200 acre recreation area located between Auburn and Lincoln, CA. Hidden falls is a popular destination for family hikes and picnics, bike riding, trail riding for horses, fishing, and is also a great spot for bird watchers. Admission is free and is open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. To view trail system maps and location information for Hidden Falls, please visit the link below.
Hidden Falls Regional Park
AUBURN STATE RECREATION AREA
The Auburn State Recreation Area is a state park that is positioned around the American River and borders Placer and Eldorado counties. This recreation area offers just that, an abundance of recreational activities! From water rafting to fishing to trail running to gold panning to endurance events—this state park has it all!
Auburn State Recreation Area—Official Site
PLACER NATURE CENTER
The Placer Nature Center’s goal is to connect people and nature. They offer classes on everything from cultural history to gardening, for people of all ages. Check out their website!
The Placer Nature Center
GOLD COUNTRY FAIRGROUNDS
The Gold Country Fairgrounds is an Auburn staple hosting all sorts of events and fairs throughout the year. Come out and enjoy everything from livestock auctions to wine tasting to pie eating contests at the fairgrounds.
The Gold Country Fairgrounds
AUBURN RECREATION DISTRICT
The Auburn Recreation District is a family haven. The parks have a bounty of facilities and activities including a community pool, a dog park, ball fields, picnic areas, and more. Find out more about ARD below!
The Auburn Recreation District
SIERRA WHITEWATER RAFTING
Come enjoy the natural beauty of the American River while getting great exercise at the same time!
Sierra Whitewater Rafting
GOLF IN AUBURN, CA
For the avid golfer, living in Auburn is ideal. The 6 courses provide a range of difficulty and are all highly rated. One in particular, Darkhorse Country Club, has been rated as a top 10 course to play in California by Golf Digest. The rolling hills of the gold country give the courses a natural and diverse feel while providing a wondrous visual experience with awe inspiring views of surrounding golden hills and wild animals. Learn more about Auburn’s golf courses below and come play in the foothills!
The Ridge Golf Course really makes use of the rolling hills while retaining all of its natural beauty. The Ridge has a 100 foot elevation change and challenges you with 48 bunkers and water on multiple holes. Find out more below!
2020 Golf Course Rd.
Auburn, CA 95602
The Ridge Golf Course
DARKHORSE GOLF CLUB
Darkhorse is not easily described in words, it really must be seen. Huge elevation changes and contoured greens make this course not only beautiful, but fun to play. Although this course will punish those that miss the fairway, you will keep coming back for the beauty alone and any avid golfer will appreciate the challenge this course presents. Find out more below!
24150 Darkhorse Dr.
Auburn, CA 95602
Darkhorse Golf Club
AUBURN VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
Auburn Country Club is a real gem tucked away in the foothills. This course has many very challenging holes as well as holes that allow you to redeem yourself. Auburn Valley Country Club is a course you will play over and over! The course has great staff and the restaurant has great food and cold drinks for those hot days! Find out more below!
8800 Auburn Valley Rd.
Auburn, CA 95602
Auburn Valley Country Club
Black Oak Golf Course is one of the best 9 hole courses anywhere around Sacramento. Its defining feature lies in its name—the vast amount of bold oak trees that line and define the course. It has been vastly improved over the years and is a hotspot for avid golfers stopping by for a quick round on their way up to Tahoe. Find out more below!
2455 Black Oak Rd.
Auburn, CA 95602
Black Oak Golf Course
ALTA SIERRA COUNTRY CLUB
Although Alta Sierra Country Club is semi-private and generally reserved for members, they do allow a limited amount of public play in the afternoon. Take advantage of this, because this course is nothing short of magnificent. This course has been named an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its relentless care of the natural surroundings and wildlife that inhabit the course. So of course bring your clubs, but you might want to also bring your camera! Find out more below!
11897 Tammy Way
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Alta Sierra Country Club
WINCHESTER COUNTRY CLUB
Winchester Country Club is the epitome of exclusivity and prestigiousness. Rated as on of the top courses in Northern California, this semi-private course will delight any golfer. The course is a championship track and the clubhouse is award winning. Come find out why Winchester is a top destination and community to live in, at my page dedicated to Winchester. Find out more about the course below!
3030 Legends Dr
Meadow Vista, CA 95722
Winchester Country Club
LAURIE’S FAVORITE EATERIES
If you’re like me, good food is a big deal. When I first moved to Auburn I was worried that great eats would mean traveling to nearby Roseville or Sacramento. As it turns out, Auburn has some of my all-time favorite places to eat! Whether you live in Auburn or coming to visit Auburn California, check out my favorite places to eat!