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Training Hill Junior Beginner(turn back anytime)/Intermediat­e 5 Miles

Title: Training Hill Junior (A original event)

Type: Training Hike

Cool Features: Water Fall, rivers, and of course YOU!

Description: We'll park on the hillside after the green gate just past the bridge crossing the now converged American River and walk to the bottom of the Stagecoach Trail. From there we will follow the Stage Coach trail to the Mossy Rock Trail to the Flood Trail to the Upper Stage Coach Trail to the Lower Stage Coach Trail back to the cars. This hike is a good workout for people wanting to up there game and not yet ready for training hill with it's loose footing and steep climb.  This trail is wide and footing is much better the entire way. It also offers a year-round running stream at two places along for a much relaxing break point. It is good for beginning and up levels of hiking depending how fast and hard you hike. It is a well-traveled trail, with some great views and features not found anywhere else in the ASRA.

Best time to visit: All Year

Elevation Gain/Loss: Climb to 1,300 feet and back over 5 miles

Altitude at Trailhead: 1.345'

Terrain: Service Roads and Hiking Trails

Distance: 5 Miles

Difficulty Rating:Beginner(Hard)/Intermediate  "Rating Chart"

Fitness Level: This is a climbing hill so if you only hike flat you'll need to practice.

Expected Duration: about 2.5 hours for the hike

Special Skills Necessary: Patience and practice.

Where to meet you: (in your RSVP, please post at which departure site we will find you):

Depart: 6pm at Sunsplash Park and Ride  
Departure Trailhead: 6:45pm at the trailhead (see directions below)

Type of travel: Carpool, meet at trailhead

Things to bring: Willingness to hike together as a group no matter what the speed of the slowest hiker. Willingness to stay between the sweeper and the leader.

Plus: Headlight or flashlight,  2 liters of Water, Snacks, Sunscreen, Bug Repellent, Appropriate footwear for safe travel on the surfaces of the hike.

Membership Required: All adult participants must be Sacramento Trail Mix members. Minors are welcome when accompanied by their parent or guardian club member. Save time for yourself and others by completing your membership form online.

Event Fee: $0

Host donation: $3

Carpool Fee: $5

Fees: N/A

Permits: N/A

Dogs: Dogs on leash(ASRA Rules) at the back of the group.

Directions to Trailhead:

Driving directions to null 3D Parking on the right after the Green Gate

1.Head southeasttoward Taylor Rd 105 ft

2.Turn right onto Taylor Rd 394 ft

3.Take the 1st right onto Atlantic St 112 ft

4.Slight right to merge onto I-80 E towardReno 14.8 mi

5.Take exit 119C for Elm Ave 0.1 mi

6.Keep left at the fork, follow signs forDowntown/Auburn 151 ft

7.Turn left onto Elm Ave 0.2 mi

8.Turn left onto CA-193 E/CA-49 S/El Dorado St 2.4 mi

9.Turn right onto CA-193 E/CA-49 S/El Dorado St/Golden Chain Highway S Continue to follow CA-193 E/CA-49 S/Golden Chain Highway S

Destination will be on the right  0.1 mi 


Restrooms available: toilet available at trailhead

Event Guide Contact Info: Host - Gary



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  • Garry J.

    Does anyone want to do this hike on Thursday this week (4/4)? I would prefer not to go alone.

    April 1, 2013

  • Garry J.

    Good to feel the earth beneath my boots.

    March 29, 2013

  • Anne D.

    Ok I'm bailing. Have fun

    March 28, 2013

  • Karen

    Running late--will be at Sunsplash by 6:10.

    March 28, 2013

    • Karen

      Worried for nothing. Traffic was light! :-)

      March 28, 2013

  • Anne D.

    K. My 1st hike with group. Was planning on meeting at sunsplash. Is that still on??

    March 28, 2013

  • Garry J.

    As before, I will try to make the PnR by 6, otherwise see you at the trailhead :-)

    March 27, 2013

    • Karen

      Garry if you are going to be at Sunsplash, can I catch a ride with you. Monique will probably be with me too.

      March 27, 2013

    • Garry J.

      Yes, if traffic gets me to the PnR by 6, you are welcome to ride with me.

      March 28, 2013

  • Richard X.

    This sounds great for a newbie like me. I'll try to make it.

    March 27, 2013

  • Karen


    March 27, 2013

  • Karen

    I will meet at Sunsplash. I prefer to ride. Thank you!

    March 27, 2013

  • Manny N

    6pm at Sunsplash Park and Ride

    March 27, 2013

  • EB


    March 25, 2013

  • Laurie R

    Oops, out of town

    March 25, 2013

  • Linda

    I will be at Park & Ride. If I am not there leave without me. I have a prior meeting that may go late.

    March 24, 2013

  • Anne D.

    I will meet at sun splash.

    March 22, 2013

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