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Hidden Falls Regional Park 6 miles Mostly Easy

Hidden Falls Park is a pretty little spot between Auburn and Lincoln in Placer County where Coon Creek meets Deadman Creek.

We will hike about 6.5 miles at a slow and easy pace. This is a good beginner hike with some hills. I would label it "beginner plus." Don't worry, we'll wait for you at the top of the hills.

There are portable toilets at the trailhead.

It takes about 40 minutes to drive to the trailhead from the Sunsplash Park and Ride in Roseville, and it takes about 10 minutes from the Atwood Rd/Hwy 49 Park and Ride in North Auburn.

Trail Map including closed area http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/parks/~/media/fac/fac%20%20%20parks%20and%20grounds%20division/documents/[masked]_Hidden%20Falls%208x11%20Trails%20Closure%202012.ashx

9:00 AM at Sunsplash
9:45 AM at the trailhead
~12:30 PM estimated ending time back at trailhead parking lot
~1:15 PM return to Sunsplash

Dogs on leash only because this is a horse trail.

Directions from Roseville:
I-80 east to Auburn
EXIT Hwy 49 north towards Grass Valley
LEFT Hwy 49. Travel north about 2.5 miles.
LEFT Atwood Road until it becomes Mt. Vernon Road.
LEFT at stop sign to continue on Mt. Vernon Rd. to Mears Road (about 3.5 miles from DeWitt Center).
RIGHT (north) on Mears Road and follow to Mears Place.
For details, click on the link to Placer County below:

..More info on Placer County website.

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  • Colette

    Great hike! Thanks Shannon!

    January 12, 2013

  • Jackie A.

    Had a great time...Thank you Debbie for not letting me freezzzz!
    I will be better prepared next time ;)

    January 12, 2013

  • Susan

    A really pretty, relaxing morning hike! Thanks as always, Shannon!

    January 12, 2013

  • Seton

    Great day, thank you Shannon.

    January 12, 2013

  • Lil D.

    Except for the mud on the trail, it was a great hike.

    January 12, 2013

  • Joan K.

    It was great, though a little muddy. Great group of people.

    January 12, 2013

  • Cathy H

    So is the main parking area open and the destination? I may meet you there as I have plans afterwards in Auburn.

    January 11, 2013

  • Lil D.

    Shannon, since I live in Lincoln, I'll meet you all at the trail head parking lot.

    January 11, 2013

  • Allen B.

    I'm not talking to Sheila if she shows up - Could be the flu!

    January 11, 2013

    • Sheila S

      More like a stomach virus thingy. I had gotten the flu last year. I was down and out for 2 weeks!

      January 11, 2013

  • Sheila S

    Just a head's up that I seem to be getting sick but am fighting it, dang it! So, obviously, if I'm not at the park and ride in the morning, I will have lost the battle.

    January 11, 2013

  • Michele

    Hi Shannon, do you have room for one more? :)

    January 11, 2013

  • Garry J.

    Sorry I missed this one... hope to catch it next time. Cheers!

    January 11, 2013

  • Kim L.

    this sounds like a great hike, will there be another soon?

    January 11, 2013

  • Sheila S

    Could there be a waiting list added? This hike is right about my speed andI'd like to go and it's pretty typical for a couple of people to drop out.

    January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will the extra 1/2 mile take us on any of the trail that is considered difficult?

    January 8, 2013

  • Susan

    I hope to go...

    January 9, 2013

  • Lyn A

    I forgot to mention I am going to bring a friend, if that's okay.

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are these steep hills?

    January 5, 2013

    • Shannon B 🌀

      That depends on your perspective. The elevation change is maybe 1,000' total.

      January 6, 2013

  • Shannon F.

    I am new to the group! My friend and I would like to come to Hidden Falls on Saturday the 12th. Could we care pool with someone? We are more than happy to pay for the gas! How will we know who we're meeting in the Sunplash lot? Thanks! -Shannon

    January 4, 2013

    • Shannon B 🌀

      Hi Shannon, we are the big group of people wearing boots. We gather closer to the Shell than Sunsplash.

      January 6, 2013

    • Shannon B 🌀

      The cost of carpooling is approximately the price of a gallon of gas per hour of driving. In this case it would be about $5.

      January 6, 2013

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