The hike is classified as ADVANCED because of the 45 minute extremely steep uphill climb for almost 1 mile which is equal to 65 flights of stairs. Please be considerate before you RSVP as we will not leave you behind if you are struggling, however that will have an affect on those members that came for the exercise but instead chose to help you. This hike is suitable for intermediate hikers that are accustomed to hiking UP HILL with an 1000 foot elevation gain. This hike is not suitable for beginners, do not make this your first hike.
Come join us to an excellent midweek hike that's about 5.5 miles long prior to the weekend. The entire hike is awe-inspiring over terrain of beautiful scenery which includes a long waterfall that cascades into the river below where we'll stop to marvel at the view. This complete hike is over lush greenery of mountains, hills, amid a wide variety of trees. Past the river, we'll traverse a long uphill climb so you could experience breathing challenges and joint pain so keep these conditions in mind. We tailgate after the hike and generally wrap up by 8:30.
This is a dog friendly event so bring 'em along. They'll be grateful you did.
Bring water, headlamp, food/snacks/beverages to share, a smile and a gentle attitude.
Please follow these directions and not the map link.
We'll meet at the trailhead: Take the I-80 towards Reno and exit at Newcastle Rd. heading straight to Indian Hill Rd. Turn left at Auburn-Folsom Rd. and a right turn on Maidu Dr. Go straight on Maidu until it dead ends where you'll see a green gate with a sign that reads 143. Park along the sides. The hike starts on the other side of the green gate down the hill. Please click on the map icon for more details.