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Old Sacramento City Cemetery - Urban Hike











Approx. 5 miles. 1 3/4 hours +/-

Meet by 6:00 PM, leave at 6:11

It’s almost October and it’s time to commemorate our ancestors. So why not take a hike to the Old Sacramento City Cemetery to see the burial sites of many of Sacramento’s founders. This urban hike takes you to the Old City Cemetery then around Capitol Park and back.

Route Description:

Starting at Vallejo’s in downtown Sacramento at 4th and S Streets we will hike through the Southside Park neighborhood to the Old City Cemetery at 10th and Broadway.

Once at the cemetery we will walk respectfully (Click here for cemetery etiquette) through the “streets” of the cemetery looking at various grave sites and visiting the burial sites of John Sutter Jr. [masked]), Edwin Bryant Crocker [masked]), Mark Hopkins [masked]) and others. (Click here for a self-guided tour map).

Exiting the cemetery we will travel down Riverside Blvd and 11th street to Capitol Park. At the park we will walk by various memorials including the Veterans Memorial, Firefighers Memorial and Vietnam Memorial. Leaving the park will then return to Vallejo’s.

Other Information:

There is plenty of free parking after 6:00 pm along S street between 3rd and 4th streets.
For those that have the time afterwards, we'll go for beer, margaritas, and/or dinner at Vallejo's Restaurant on the corner of 4th and S streets.

To get to the meetup location from I-5, take the Q street exit then right on 3rd street to S street. From Hwy 50 take I-5 north to the Q Street exit. The meetup location is 6 blocks from the 8th and O Street Light Rail Station.

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  • Steve W.

    I had a great time. The cemetery is always fun and we had a nice tour of downtown.

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Nan V

    Gotta work late Dale - catch ya next week !

    October 1, 2013

  • Kimberly

    Rough day at work. Will try to make it next week. See you all then!

    October 1, 2013

  • Dale C.

    The cemetery is closed on Wednesdays but open on Tuesdays. I called and the summer hours are still in effect through the end of October. They close a 7 pm.

    1 · October 1, 2013

  • Bonnie W.

    Another hiking group I'm in scheduled this for a Wednesday but the cemetery is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I see from their web site, they are closed at 5pm every day for the winter hours now in effect. Will we still be able to walk through it?

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn this looks like an interesting hike...I will be out of town :(

    September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone, Im new to the hiking thing and wanted to ask a question, if you guys would be so kind. I know I need to buy some good hiking shoes...Im looking forward to hiking some of the more intermediate hikes...What type of shoe or boot should i be looking for? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks again.

    September 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Merrell or new balance shoes you don't need boots unless your backpacking with a heavy pack enjoy your hiking adventures John

      September 26, 2013

  • Tara

    Bringing one guest.

    September 26, 2013

  • Deborah M.

    It will 2 of us: John Noxon and wife, Deborah Marcus

    September 26, 2013

  • Kim P.

    Been on vacation and weather is cooler I'm ready for fall...

    September 25, 2013

  • Debbie K (Puddle J.

    Ugh... Out of town....

    September 23, 2013

  • Debbie K (Puddle J.

    Been trying to get back... Busy, busy!

    September 12, 2013

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