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Folsom Hike From Karen's Bakery

Title: Beginning Hiking In Folsom

Type: Training Hike  Time to get some exercise in the evening after work.

Cool Features: American rivers, and of course YOU!

Description: We'll park at parking lot near Karen's Bakery and meet across the streeet from Karen's Bakery in the old park-n-ride lot. From here we will take a walk over the new bridge and to the Jedediah Smith Trail.  We will walk off that trail through the area and back to Karen's Bakery.  The walk will be about an hour and a half.


Best time to visit: All Year

Elevation Gain/Loss: Climb to 100 feet and back over 3.5 miles

Altitude at Trailhead: 60'

Terrain: Service Roads and Hiking Trails

Distance: 5.0 Miles

Difficulty Rating: Beginner  "Rating Chart"

Fitness Level: This is a relatively flat hike so walkers can join in.

Expected Duration: about 2 hours for the hike

Special Skills Necessary: Patience and practice.


Where to meet you: Karen's Bakery

Depart: 6:00pm from Karen's Bakery   
Departure Trailhead: 6:00pm from Karen's Bakery

Type of travel: 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,  1 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: $2

Carpool Fee: $0

Fees: N/A

Permits: N/A

Dogs: No Dogs please.

Directions to Trailhead: GMAP


Restrooms available: along the way

Event Guide Contact Info: Host - Carol 916-[masked]



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  • Kevin A.

    ANd it was good to see you as welL! What a nice hike and nice people!

    July 4, 2014

  • Carrie F.

    Ditto to Wallace and Vicki . in addition, as a beginner I really appreciate , despite my being a little slow, how o encouraging Carol and Art were as I made my way through some of the more difficult hills.....I will definitely be back.

    1 · July 4, 2014

  • Wallace

    I wanted to add that Carol does a great job of planning interesting variations on this hike, and leading large groups.
    The people that came were really fun too, and I enjoyed the conversations on the trail with everyone.

    1 · July 3, 2014

  • Wallace

    Lots of fun!

    July 3, 2014

  • vicki

    Wow Carol. Once again a great hike. I really like the way you make sure the back catches up with the front. Thanks Carol good job!!!!

    1 · July 3, 2014

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