After you leave Auburn and drive 6 winding miles east on Highway 49, you come to a community of about 3,500 people along the east side of the American River Canyon.
Many people don’t realize that there is a 1,000 home gated called Auburn Lake Trails. The community started building about 30 years ago, so you will find brand new homes and some 30+ years old. The surrounding area (Virtual Tour) has homes on large parcels and a small shopping area at the intersection on Highway 49.
The annual 31-mile Way Too Cool race draws runners to the area each year. Cool is also known for the annual Blues Festival, which the Milstone Saloon holds the first Sunday of each October to raise money for prostate cancer.