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Dam Overlook to Rattlesnake Bar 9 miles Intermediate

Picnic at the River :)
From Auburn Dam Overlook we'll go along the canal, down Cardiac Bypass, have lunch by the river, then continue on the Pioneer Trail to Rattlesnake Bar.

~9 miles Intermediate

Bring lunch, a salty snack, plenty of water, and dress in layers.

10:00am meet at the Roseville Park and Ride (Sunsplash)
10:30am drop off shuttle cars at Rattlesnake Bar
10:45am meet at the Auburn Dam Overlook parking lot (west side)
If you plan to meet us at the overlook parking lot, you must first arrange for a shuttle ride back to your car since the hike ends at Rattlesnake Bar.

3:00pm estimated arrival at Rattlesnake Bar
3:30pm estimated return to Auburn Dam Overlook (via prearranged shuttle)
3:30pm arrival back at Roseville

Dogs okay, but please clean up after.

DIRECTIONS to Rattlesnake Bar
I-80 east
RIGHT Penryn Road
LEFT King Road
LEFT Auburn-Folsom Road
RIGHT into ASRA Rattlesnake Bar ($10)
Go to the parking area to the left of the park where the Pioneer Trail enters the park. Not to be confused with the parking area to the right where the Pioneer Trail leaves the park.

DIRECTIONS to the overlook from Rattlesnake Bar:
RIGHT Auburn-Folsom Road
RIGHT Pacific Avenue
RIGHT into American River Canyon Overlook Park (Dam Overlook)

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  • Robin

    This is one of my favorite workout hikes. In the Spring the wildflowers are amazing.

    November 25, 2012

  • Alanretired

    Great hike, great views, great leader, great way to dispose of extra turkey!

    November 25, 2012

  • Monica

    Great Hike! Loved all the colors and couldn't have asked for nicer weather

    November 24, 2012

  • Shannon B 😍

    Really 9.8 plus the extra mile or so.Wasn't the river awesome though? Plus you guys did great on the shuttle part.

    November 23, 2012

  • Diane

    Good hike and loved the bonus hill!

    November 23, 2012

  • Sheila M

    Perfect day for a hike. The added adventure just made it better. Thanks Shannon!

    November 23, 2012

  • Adi

    Beautiful hike, excellent workout after a big Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you Shannon for putting this together!

    November 23, 2012

  • Frieda O.

    Thanks Shannon for the offer ... I found my group!

    1 · November 23, 2012

  • Thomas

    will meet at canyon overlook. prob do an out and back

    November 23, 2012

  • Adi

    Shannon, where are we prearranging the shuttles? At sunsplash, rattlesnake or overlook?

    November 23, 2012

  • Robin

    Shannon, I am in Auburn. If I go to Rattlesnake Bar to meet you in the morning will there be room for me in someone's car to go back up to Auburn, or should I meet you at the Dam Overlook (but then could I go back with the other drivers who have to pick up their cars)?
    Is anyone else going from Auburn?

    November 21, 2012

    • Shannon B 😍

      Robin, I take it back. Just meet us at the overlook and I will save you a seat in my car for the way back.

      November 21, 2012

    • Robin

      OK and thanks. I will be there at 10:45.

      November 21, 2012

  • Allan W. this hike open to males? Just wondering.

    1 · November 16, 2012

    • Chico O ✌

      Funny, Allan. It's open to active males, not snail mail.

      1 · November 17, 2012

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