Over the River & Through the Woods: Rancho Cordova: 6+miles











Bring water and wear layers. Winter, fall and spring, we hike in the dark, so bring flashlights, too! If there's a chance of rain, come prepared (I'll cancel if it's pouring.) Good boots or trail shoes recommended.

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 fast walkers. No complaining; you have been forewarned. (We pause after the first half-hour, so if you find yourself falling behind, just speak up and we'll talk about possibilities.)

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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  • Daria

    Oh indeed it was a glorious walk. Perfect, cool drizzly weather for a walk as far as I'm concerned. Loved every wet moment of it. Thanks alot!

    June 25, 2013

  • Susan

    Petrichor. Several of you commented on this; look it up! I really enjoyed this balmy, damp walk with a handful of friends, old and new! (No, not THAT old!)

    June 24, 2013

  • Susan

    At the moment, weather.com shows decreasing chance of showers from 35% at 6pm to 0% at 7pm and on. It look ominous here, but not raining, so I think it's a go...come prepared!

    June 24, 2013

  • Tracey A C L.

    Rainy weather and slipping in the mud is why i am cancelled.

    June 24, 2013

  • judy z.

    Think I'll opt for a less muddy hike, and wander a paved path.

    June 24, 2013

  • Greg

    Hmmm...OK. Yeah, sprinkly would be OK...but RAIN would not be. Thanks..I'll check in tomorrow

    June 23, 2013

  • Susan

    Hey, all---as of Sunday there's a 90% chance of rain Monday at 6. I plan to be ready to go with rain gear if it just looks sprinkly but will likely cancel at the last minute if it' s coming down pretty hard at 5:30 in Rancho/Gold River. So check the meetup site before you come!

    June 23, 2013

  • Geno

    Love hiking and anything outdoors ....

    June 17, 2013

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