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Flippin' Friday - Auburn River Canyon Hike & Cardiac Hill - INT/ADV 6 Miles

Okay, I think I have a new variation on the new loop we did right after the holidays. I probably still need to perfect it, but it'll be fun and we can still incorporate our favorite Cardiac Hill at the end to ensure a good workout. For anyone who is limited on time, you can bypass the Cardiac part if you want to.

So, those of you prepared to be guinea pigs of sorts, let's meet at Railhead Park on Pacific Avenue in Auburn. There's street parking as well as immediately inside the park by the restrooms.

From there we'll hike on part of the WST trail heading towards Robie Pt and then down to the river via the Cardiac By Pass trail. Once we get all the way down to the river, we can take a quick break before the real work begins - straight up Cardiac Hill (approx 1 mile with 900 ft elevation gain) to the canal and back to the cars.

To be honest, I'm not sure how long this loop is. I'm estimating 6 miles, but it may turn out to be more like 8, depending on whether we do the whole thing, or just part of Cardiac. We can decide that on the day and everyone can make modifications if needed.

How to find us:

Directions; From Sacramento I 80 E - Newcastle exit, go straight onto Indian Hill Rd. - left on Auburn-Folsom Rd. - right on Pacific Avenue at the light. Railhead Park will be on your left. No charge to park.


The parking lot where we'll meet has bathrooms and a drinking fountain.
Let's meet there by 9.30am!
Bring the usual - walking poles if needed, water, snacks and a good sense of humor!

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  • Carla

    Sure Shannon. If there's ever a Friday when you're not working and could make a Flippin hike with us, we could go this route. Not all did the scramble up the dam, due to time constraints and some wanting to check out Cardiac Hill...but those who did got quite the workout.

    March 12, 2013

  • Shannon B 👣

    I saw the canyon pictures and read the description, but boy oh boy do I wish I knew the way. Can one of you guys get together with me sometime and show me?

    March 11, 2013

  • Beatrice S.

    Fun and good workout with friends. It doesn't get any better! Thank you Carla! Thank you all!

    March 9, 2013

  • Marsha R

    Thanks Carla, I enjoyed the hike, and being introduced to Cardiac Hill, I think. Lol I really enjoy the people I have met on your hikes.

    March 9, 2013

  • Sherpa H.

    another find day on flippin friday-- thanx carla for the roundabout and derek for showing the variation of a roundabout-- hope to add pictures shortly of the hike up auburn dam -- dam steep hey....

    March 8, 2013

  • Rose

    OK. I still feel the "burn" in my legs. What a great workout.

    March 8, 2013

  • Frank W.

    Thanks Carla & Derek. Got a really good workout today.

    March 8, 2013

    • Carla

      Glad you guyz made it out of the canyon in one piece! I'll have to join you on the detour next time...

      March 8, 2013

  • EB

    Sorry I have to miss this week. Have a great hike. See you next week
    Elisa & Joaquin

    March 7, 2013

    • Carla

      I thought you'd be bring Marley and Sally along...What will be do with our boy scout to rally us up the hills?

      March 8, 2013

  • Marsha R

    See you there.

    Beatrice I will be at the carpool spot at 8:20. Silver Rav 4 Toyota. I will e-mail Marcia.

    March 7, 2013

    • Beatrice S.

      8:20 is too early. We should meet at 8:50, because meeting time in Auburn, Railhead Park, is 9:30 and it is only 15 miles from our carpool place in Folsom. It will take us less than 30 mins to get to Auburn.

      March 7, 2013

  • Barbara Yolanda B.

    Sorry! Having knee problems. Hope you all have fun.

    March 7, 2013

  • Ron T.

    Get to babysit my Grandaughter so my daughter cann go for a run

    March 7, 2013

  • Sherpa H.

    cool i will be the only guy signed up!! close the rsvp carla ; )

    March 4, 2013

    • Carla

      Sorry Sherpa...you're no longer alone....You and Cooper could team up though!!!

      March 7, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Looking forward to the hike!

    March 6, 2013

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