Gay Beach/Swimming Holes

American River (North Fork)

Auburn, CA
United States
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It's popular with gay men. The water is cool and does not have much of a current, so its quite relaxing. If you see straight swimmers simply move farther downstream. This is not the place to cruise and have sex in the woods as undercover cops have been known to arrest people. Follow Interstate 80 northeast from Sacramento to the Elm Avenue exit in Auburn. Head east on Elm Avenue, then turn left at the first traffic light, onto High Street. High Street becomes Route 49 for about two miles until it widens. The trail to the beach begins behind a a yellow metal gate on the right side of the road. From the green gate, hike downhill along the dirt road. When the dirt road intersects the bike path at the bottom of the hill, continue straight across toward the river on a trail. The trail will lead you to a small beach that is used by nude swimmers. There are other small nude beaches if you walk downstream. It only takes a few minutes to walk to the beach.

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