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Get together with other hikers with kids. If you have an idea for a hike and would like some company, everyone is welcome to initiate an activity and we’ll gladly post it. “Plan the hike and they will come". Our average hike is generally 2-5 miles and there is usually a nice lake or picnic area for folks to stop short and catch us on the return if our little hikers would rather collect pine cones or chase lizards. We also do less hikey stuff like picnics, roller skating, swimming, etc. All ages are welcome. A brief BIO and your PICTURE are required. We do not require a fee to participated, but if you'd like to contribute to help offset our expenses, we sure appreciate it. Enjoy!

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Middleridge Trail

9475 Sunset Ave

Middleridge Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fair Oaks, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
2.8 miles

Elevation Gain:
328 feet

Route Type:
Loop
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/middleridge-trail

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Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail

Nimbus Fish Hatchery

American River is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Cordova, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance:
5.0 miles

Elevation Gain:
127 feet

Route Type:
Out & Back

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/american-river
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california cavern state historic Hike

Cave City Road

MAMMOTH CAVE EXPEDITION
Expedition groups explore the historic "Mammoth Cave" area and “Jungle Room" by walking, crawling, wriggling, and squirming through natural passages that connect through 8 chambers.

This extended cavern trip is perfect for those who desire something more than a walk, but less stamina is needed compared to the other adventures offered. All tight crawl ways and squeezes are optional. Participants must be at least 8 years old. Minors, under 18 years of age, must be accompanied by an adult. Trip time is about 2-3 hours.

These tours typically open mid summer. Please call for expected open dates and reservations (888)[masked].

MIDDLE EARTH CAVE EXPEDITION
Expedition groups explore approximately 8o% of the cavern system from the east entrance to the western most exit of California. The circuit is about a mile long, so stamina is required! The first hour of the trip consists of walking, crawling and squeezing through the historic "Mammoth Cave" area. Then groups pass through the "Middle Earth" area which was discovered in 198o. Here there is mostly walking through nearly knee deep, sticky cave clay (hightop shoes are a must) and the scenery is incredibly beautiful. The remainder of the trip consists of exploring the horizontal fissures in the "Cave of the Quills" area and a quick, 7o-foot rafting trip across "Tom's Lake." The trip concludes with passages filled with "goo," more beautiful crystalline rooms, and then ascending ladders to sunshine and showers.

Participants must be at least 16 years old, and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Trip time varies depending on the number of participants and ranges from 2 1/2 to a maximum of 4 hours.

These tours typically open mid summer. Please call for expected open dates and reservations (888)[masked].

SUMMER & FALL (DRY SEASON)
Trail of Lights Tour : 60 - 80 Minutes Long

WINTER & SPRING (WET SEASON)
Trail of Lakes Tour: 45 - 60 Minutes Long

The Trail of Lakes tour is very similar to the Trail of Lights tour with the exception of pools of water that form throughout the cavern when the water table rises. Depending on the water levels in the cave, a few rooms may not be accessible on the Trail of Lakes tour, But in trade, you enjoy the mirror effect of the water reflecting the crystalline formations along the trail.

Both cave walking tours meander over nearly level, well lighted passages and walkways. There are approximately 6o steps throughout this tour. Experienced, professional guides lead groups into the “Jungle Room”, named for the array of crystalline "vines" covering the ceiling, many of them several feet long. Groups learn about the rich history of the cavern and the surrounding countryside, and cavern formation and geology. For safety reasons, we do not allow children to be carried in backpacks on this tour. Front packs are allowed, but are not recommended.
TRAIL OF LAKES: (UNAVAILABLE-SEASONAL)
Adults: $16.00 (Adults: 13 and up+) Children: $8.50 (under 5 Years: Free)

TRAIL OF LIGHTS:
Adults: $18.50 (Adults: 13 and up+) Children: $10.00 (under 5 Years: Free)
https://cavetouring.com/about-ca-cavern

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*****NO Matter the temperature outside...could be 100 dgs or 30, inside stays 55, so bring LAYERS***

Do not Bring foods or drinks inside or TOUCH anything

we will picnic outside when we are done or go to Sutter creek for early dinner

Miners Ravine Trail

Miner's Ravine Trail

Miners Ravine Trail is a 8.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Roseville, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance:
8.4 miles

Elevation Gain:
301 feet

Route Type:
Out & Back

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/miners-ravine-trail

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