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Flippin' Friday - Hidden Falls Park, Auburn 7-9 miles INT

  • Jan 24, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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How flippin' cool.  The new trails are open at Hidden Falls and are ready to explore.

I don't have my heart set on any particular combination of trail here, so any or all suggestions are welcome.  The last time we did this in the summer (complete with smoke from the fires), we did an approx. 9 mile loop, which ultimately ended up kicking our behinds - mostly due to smoke inhalation.  Hopefully, this time the weather will be cooler and the air fresher, so we should fare much better.

So, let's meet at the trailhead at the main parking lot at 9.30 am. From there we can either do what I have in mind, or alternative suggestions.  If time is short, you can adjust the routes to your liking.

We usually hike at a fairly fast pace (2-3 miles per hour), so this hike would be suitable for anyone at the intermediate level or above. There are apparently some hills...

For detailed info, check out the map and directions at:

http://www.placer.ca.gov/~/media/fac/fac%20%20%20parks%20and%20grounds%20division/documents/HFRPtrailmapweb85x11.pdf

This is a beautiful little park, near Auburn, complete with a waterfall.

If you want to arrange a carpool, please do so.  Parking is free, but I live in Auburn, so will just meet you at the trailhead.

What to bring:

In case you decide to turn around early or extend your route, print out a trail map. These can be found at:

http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Parks/~/media/fac/fac%20%20%20parks%20and%20grounds%20division/documents/HiddenFalls8x11TrailsMap52109.ashx

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  • Amy W.

    I love my new flippn Friday hikes and my flippn new friends. You are all do interesting. The time flys. Thanks one and all!

    January 24, 2014

  • Cheryl h.

    Hard to believe it was nine miles. When your enjoying the conversation it goes quickly. Thank you Carla for Flippin Fridays.

    January 24, 2014

    • Kathy

      Sorry the new shoes didn't work. :-( Thanks for enduring the pain for us.

      January 24, 2014

    • Carla

      Well, the pain was less intense than last week, so that's some progress! But, it looks like it's here to stay, so I"ll just have to buy Costco size IbProfins from now on. I guess, no pain, no gain, really is true! Yikes...

      January 24, 2014

  • Marsha R

    Had a great time as always!!

    January 24, 2014

  • Frank W.

    Good workout. Great people. Thanks Carla.

    January 24, 2014

  • Beatrice S.

    I have been sick all week. Not well enough to hike tomorrow.

    January 23, 2014

    • Carla

      Na, tut mir Leid. Gute Besserung!

      January 24, 2014

  • chris b.

    I realized I have an appointment in the early morning that wont be over till 9:45 so I am going to have to bow out tomorrow. Sorry

    January 23, 2014

    • Carla

      Ok Chris. Can u cancel yourself off the RSVP in case anyone else needs the spot? Thx

      January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, my fiend cancelled this morning and tried to get someone else to join me but my friends are not really into this. I look forward to joining you soon.

    January 23, 2014

  • Gladys C.

    Hello some one I need direction to trail head. is 7 PM.
    [masked] or 382.9943. thank you. Gladys

    January 23, 2014

    • Carla

      Gladys, you click on any of the links above on the hike description, as they will show you where the park is. The other description is under

      January 23, 2014

    • Carla

      January 23, 2014

  • Gladys C.

    I like to go tomorrow, but I don't where the trail is, can some one please call me at 382.9943. I hope I am not late Friday night 6 PM. email [masked]
    I will be ck.thank you

    January 23, 2014

  • Susan S.

    I live in Carmichael near the Am River Parkway. I wonder whether anyone from my area or Sacramento is interested and wants to carpool.

    January 17, 2014

    • Carla

      No worries Susan. Thx for letting us know and hopefully next time!

      January 23, 2014

    • Gladys C.

      Hi Tessa, I am at west Sacramento and I am interest in car pool, my # is[masked] feel free to call.

      January 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I'm new to the group and was wondering what's your policy towards bringing friends along.
    Thanks.

    January 22, 2014

    • Carla

      As long as there's room, that would be fine. Looks like there's a spot open.

      January 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks.

      January 23, 2014

  • Tessa E.

    Anyone coming from Citrus Heights. Hwy 80 and Antelope? I would love a ride! I don't drive. Blessings and many thanks.

    January 22, 2014

  • Wendy K.

    Does this hike require hiking shoes or are running shoes ok?

    January 21, 2014

    • Carla

      Running shoes would probably work as it's not rained for some time.

      January 21, 2014

  • Susan S.

    A couple of friends of mine might join me but will not know til the last minute. Could they join if the 20 spots are filled?

    January 21, 2014

    • Carla

      Let's look at it closer the time. I'm sure it'll be fine...

      January 21, 2014

  • Kelli L.

    I guess I should check my calendar a little more closely before I RSVP. Sorry to bail again. Hope to hike with you guys again soon.

    January 20, 2014

  • Vickey M.

    Wrote down the wrong date. Can make it tomorrow, the 17th, but not the 24th.

    January 16, 2014

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