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Over the River & Through the Woods: Rancho Cordova: ~7miles











Bring water and wear layers. Flashlights, too! If there's a chance of rain, come prepared (I'll cancel if it's pouring.) Good boots or trail shoes recommended. Also, there are star-thistles and brambles out there.

We leave at 6:10 sharp. If you're running late, okay to call:[masked] Susan

Dogs okay on leash.

There are restrooms open before dark at two points along our way, as well as drinking fountains.

It's a beautiful hike, mostly trails and dirt paths, but partially on the paved bike path. It's fairly fast-paced, starting from Hagan Park, along the river through River Bend Park, across the bridge to William Pond Park and beyond before turning around and coming back a slightly different route. There are snakes and brambles, roots and rocks, bugs and fairly quick walkers. No complaining; you have been forewarned.

Park at the Community Center lot on Chase Drive, just past the high school, but just BEFORE entering the park gate, on the right.

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  • Tim

    Quite enjoyable

    April 9, 2013

  • Chico O ✌

    What is possibly the prettiest area in Rancho Cordova is where this hike is. I consider it a hidden treasure. Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone except the best hikers, who were there last night. Thanks, Susan for leading this!

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • cornelia


    April 8, 2013

  • Susan

    The hike will be done about 8pm or so. It should still be light but a light wouldn't hurt. Bug spray, too. Remember, this a pretty fast-paced hike!

    April 7, 2013

  • Elan V.

    Hi all. This would be my first Meet Up hike. Starting at 6 pm would make it an evening hike. How long is the hike? A flashlight would be needed?

    April 7, 2013

  • Susan

    Yup, snakes can show up, but I've never had anyone bitten...yet!

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My friend and I hike the trail twice a week, between Folsom and Rancho. Yesterday we saw two snakes. It's that time of year, they are out, and love dusk. Just wanted to give you a heads up!

    April 7, 2013

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