add-memberalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbellblockcalendarcamerachatchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-upcircle-with-crosscomposecrossfacebookflagfolderglobegoogleimagesinstagramkeylocation-pinmedalmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1pagepersonpluspollsImported LayersImported LayersImported LayersshieldstartwitterwinbackClosewinbackCompletewinbackDiscountyahoo

Rock Quarry Trail to Boot Buster Hill/Intermediate (w/Adv. option)

  • Dec 5, 2012 · 5:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Cheryl Z. [masked]

The hike is located on Highway 49, 1/4 of a mile from the green gate.

Much of the beginning of the trail is easy going on flat fire road and pavement. It links up to other trails as part of the Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA).

After a short distance, the beautiful American River becomes visible as we traverse up a fairly short incline to meet with the switchback dirt hiking path of the PG&E road trail which leads to the rock quarry.

The short part of the trail leads us to fascinating and stunning views of two towering rocks. At this point, we will have two options - the advanced option is the Boot Buster Hill. We have yet to gauge the steepness, length, and elevation gains of this hill but it is indeed strenuous, so be prepared for a good work-out.

The intermediate option is to go to the left of Boot Buster Hill, where the incline is less strenuous. Both paths meet at the top, for awesome views of the American River.

If you have experienced hiking Training Hill and Alan's Kick A** Hill, this represents an additional challenge. It is however, shorter than any of those two hills and had been climbed by others before. There are semi-worn but established steps along the hill for most of the way up, but you'll still need your gloves for balance. Also, a headlamp or flashlight is suggested.

Join or login to comment.

  • Cheryl Z

    It looks like possible rain for this evening, but if everyone is up for it, we'll tackle the hill! Bring rain gear, headlamp and gloves. See you at the trailhead.

    December 5, 2012

  • Cheryl Z

    Hi Carolyn,
    Most of the hike is relatively easy, but there is the VERY steep portion, which will probably require you to use both hands for climbing up. A flashlight would not work for this, so a headlamp is essential, as well as gloves. It is a great workout and a fun hike. Hope to see you there.

    November 30, 2012

  • Carolyn G.

    this is a safe hike in the dark, with headlamp or flashlight in hand?

    November 29, 2012

2 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy