Having posted hikes along the Stevens Trail quite often, Jim and I finally hiked it. From just off Hwy 80 in Colfax, the trail descends to the North Fork of the American River. Much of the trail is gently sloped, but portions are technical. There are both shaded sections and areas exposed, dry and hot. You’ll love the views though; the river is a brilliant emerald green. The turnaround offers a respite at a beautiful deep swimming hole. Worth the effort, probably best experienced late Spring. Approximately 8 miles around trip.