The trail starts by meandering along the north fork of the American river. You will start to climb on a dual track and after a mile or so you will come to the access rode to Lake Clementine, keep climbing. There is a turn-out about a mile or two further and you can either take the short cut straight ahead or go right to the top of the mountain. Once at the top it is all down hill. Mostly single track with lots of rocks in places and several fun jumps. The top part of the trail comes out on the road again at the entrance to Mammoth Bar Rec. area. Head on down and in about 500yds. there is a fire trail to the right. This will become single and double track and it is both fast and in places technical. If you have a fear of heights don't look to the left as it can be a beautiful but dizzying view down to the central fork of the American, and it would be a long climb back up.
How to get there:
80E until you are coming into Auburn. Exit Elm and make a left and a left again at the light. Take this street which becomes highway 49. You will head downhilluntil you find yourself at the bottom below the Foresthill bridge. The trail on the south side of the river is the Clementine loop.