What we're about

Our mission is to help you enjoy the sport of social group hiking. We want to help you hike and explore the Sacramento region as well as hike and explore state and national parks throughout Northern California. We are mainly a social hiking group. If you are interested in learning the sport of hiking or social group hiking, an outdoor lover who wants to take time from your busy life to get out in the woods, experience waterfalls, wildlife, amazing views, and meet new people...you belong in this group! We do a variety of day and evening hikes suitable to different fitness levels both during the week and on weekends. Whether you are a Couch Potato Beginner or an Experienced Mountaineer you will have fun hiking with us. We like variety hiking and add specific interests to some hikes like photography, compass skills or birding and often end at nice restaurants, pizza parlors or with an occasional picnic under the stars. If you want to enjoy life and stay in shape and learn the sport of hiking or social hiking join Sacramento Trail Mix today.

Hope to meet you soon on one of our many social hikes or adventures.

Happy hiking trails!

Upcoming events (4+)

Ancil Hoffman "Trail Mix Hikers Choice" 2-3-4-5 Miles Intermediate

Needs a location

Type: Hike a loop

Cool Features: Lots of wild life, nice river views and of course YOU!

Description: We meet in the parking lot near the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. After introductions, we hike trails around the golf course, along the river, through the Preserve and back to our beginning point. We alternate our direction each week.

There is a $5 parking fee (higher on holiday weekends) at the Nature Center. You will need to purchase a daily parking pass at the kiosk in the first parking lot, just past the unmanned guard shack. Or you may park for free on Palm near San Lorenzo and walk the 1/4 mile to the Center. If you have a membership to Effie Yeaw, a parking pass is included.

This hike will take place rain or shine and if the trail is muddy or flooded, we will take an alternate route on the blacktop.

Elevation Gain/Loss: Climb to 30 feet

Altitude at Trailhead: 52'

Terrain: Service Roads and Hiking Trails

Distance: Your choice 2-5 Miles

Difficulty Rating: Intermediate "Rating Chart" (https://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-Hiking/pages/Hike_Rating_Table/)

Fitness Level: Able to hike for an hour without rest.

Expected Duration: 2 hours

Where to meet: Effie Yeaw Nature center parking lot by 7:45 AM for check in.

Depart: Promptly at 8:00 AM from Effie Yeaw Nature center Parking lot

Things to bring: Willingness to up your fitness level. Ability to find your way if the group moves faster or slower than you. Water, snacks, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, appropriate footwear for safe travel on the surfaces of the hike (Hiking Trail).

Dogs are prohibited in the Nature preserve, so please do not bring yours. This hike is not suitable for young children.

Restrooms and drinking fountains are available.

Event Guide Contact Info: Hosts: Bruce Smith/Karen Barsch/Tom Couzens

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Ancil Hoffman "Trail Mix Hikers Choice" 2-3-4-5 Miles Intermediate

Needs a location

Type: Hike a loop

Cool Features: Lots of wild life, nice river views and of course YOU!

Description: We meet in the parking lot near the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. After introductions, we hike trails around the golf course, along the river, through the Preserve and back to our beginning point. We alternate our direction each week.

There is a $5 parking fee (higher on holiday weekends) at the Nature Center. You will need to purchase a daily parking pass at the kiosk in the first parking lot, just past the unmanned guard shack. Or you may park for free on Palm near San Lorenzo and walk the 1/4 mile to the Center. If you have a membership to Effie Yeaw, a parking pass is included.

This hike will take place rain or shine and if the trail is muddy or flooded, we will take an alternate route on the blacktop.

Elevation Gain/Loss: Climb to 30 feet

Altitude at Trailhead: 52'

Terrain: Service Roads and Hiking Trails

Distance: Your choice 2-5 Miles

Difficulty Rating: Intermediate "Rating Chart" (https://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-Hiking/pages/Hike_Rating_Table/)

Fitness Level: Able to hike for an hour without rest.

Expected Duration: 2 hours

Where to meet: Effie Yeaw Nature center parking lot by 7:45 AM for check in.

Depart: Promptly at 8:00 AM from Effie Yeaw Nature center Parking lot

Things to bring: Willingness to up your fitness level. Ability to find your way if the group moves faster or slower than you. Water, snacks, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, appropriate footwear for safe travel on the surfaces of the hike (Hiking Trail).

Dogs are prohibited in the Nature preserve, so please do not bring yours. This hike is not suitable for young children.

Restrooms and drinking fountains are available.

Event Guide Contact Info: Hosts: Bruce Smith/Karen Barsch/Tom Couzens

2022 RocktoBrewFest 5K and 5-mile courses - NO HOST

Needs a location

This is a ticketed event and you must sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Rocktobrewfest

Rocktobrewfest is our once-a-year 'hoppy hour' race that kicks off at 5 o'clock pm.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere! And at the Roktobrewfest event, that's when the horns blow and the fun begins. Come join us for an evening where all the pieces fall into place: exercise, drinks, friends, music and fun. This year's event will take place at Super Owl in West Davis at 1260 Lake Blvd., Davis, CA 95616 and includes 5K and 5-mile options. After your run or walk, enjoy beer and music. Your entry includes a finisher medal, t-shirt and post-race beer. For those who are designated drivers, under 21 or who don't consume alcohol, we will have sno-cones.

Register by September 30 for best pricing.

Additional pints will be available for a small donation to our charity, Cancer Champions.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Needs a location

This is a free event, but you must register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-strides-against-breast-cancer-sacramento-presented-by-pizza-guys-tickets-349741856307?aff=eprofsaved

Join us for a beautiful walk thru downtown to DOCO and back to the State Capitol to enjoy local band Funk Shui

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