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Flippin' Friday ASRA PARK HQ (incl. Training Hill) 7 miles - 9:00am - Int/Adv

Let's meet at the ASRA HQ (Auburn State Recreation Area HQ) on HWY 49 at 9.30am. That's the building on your left as you're coming down HWY 49 on your way to the Confluence that has the Smokey Bear sign out front. There is free parking by the ranger station.


From the Park HQ we'll take the Access Trail to the Western States Trail and cross the No Hands Bridge. From there it's up the old Training Hill (1000 ft elevation gain in 1 mile - not for the faint of heart or short of breath). We can loop back via Pig Farm back down to the river before deciding whether to hike back up the way we came from HQ, or to circle around via Stagecoach.

I estimate the total distance to be about 6-7 miles with 2 decent plenty of workout...But, I've been known before to underestimate, so please be prepared to put in an extra mile if needs be.

As always, bring water, walking sticks, good shoes, snacks if required and most important, a good sense of humor. We may need it!!!

*** Please, if you have never hiked before, or are just getting back into it, please don't attempt this trail. It is steep and gnarly, and not recommended for beginners.***

Directions to trailhead: Trailhead is on Hwy 49 at ASRA Park Headquarters - park at the ranger station (free).

I-80 east to Auburn Exit Elm

Left on Elm

Left on 49 (High Street)

Cross Lincoln Way down into canyon.

About 1/2 way down the big hill you'll see the turning on your left for the ASRA Park HQ - turn in here and find parking by the ranger station.

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  • Carla

    Yes, we are meeting at the Ranger Station at 9am per above. If you want to join us at TH we should be at the base around 9.30am ish...

    See you there...!

    December 14, 2012

  • Christy

    Ohhh no, Sherpa ... Electronics need to be put to bed !

    December 14, 2012

  • Christy

    Are we meeting at the Ranger headquarters?

    December 14, 2012

  • Sherpa H.

    ladies,ladies,ladies -- are you flippin already.... see you all at 9 --- be safe you gals....will miss you

    December 14, 2012

  • Christy

    Nan - I think that's a wonderful plan, since my plan to be in bed at 9 apparently didn't work! See you then... :-)

    December 14, 2012

  • lily

    i'll probably be a no show if its raining in morn.

    December 13, 2012

  • Nan V

    hey Christy ! meet us at training hill at 10 - thats the plan - great you can join us

    December 13, 2012

  • Marcia A

    Carla - are we meeting at 9:00 or 9:30?

    December 13, 2012

    • Carla

      Marcia, we're meeting at 9am...

      December 13, 2012

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