Protecting Our Natural Playground
Trails Already Open!
Since we started protecting land in 1991, we have looked for opportunities to expand Placer County's natural playground. Many of our properties are open to the public every day including Miners Ravine Preserve, Auburn School Park Preserve, Cisco Grove Gould Park, Codfish Falls Trail Preserve
and Canyon View Preserve
Canyon View Preserve
Placer Land Trust protected this 50-acre roadside property in 2003. Since then thanks to countless volunteer and staff hours the property is now open to the public from dawn to dusk seven days a week.
The California Conservation Corps constructed the long planned 1.25-mile interpretive loop trail. The interpretive component of the trail will showcase the riparian restoration, invasive plant management and fuel load reduction projects that have taken place on the Preserve, and it will also provide general information about the North Fork American River watershed and wildlife in the area
Additionally, a major riparian restoration effort has transformed Sierra Canyon Creek, changing its historical muddy runoff to clear channels feeding the North Fork American River. Major fuel load reduction efforts have improved habitat for wildlife and the neighborhood around it. Finally invasive weed management is helping bring back native plant and animal species.
This neighborhood park preserve helps protect wetland and oak woodland habitat located near the popular Stagecoach Trail head. Since its protection in 1999 we have restored the riparian area along Foresthill Avenue.
We worked with a team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members in spring 2012 to begin constructing the Wilson Memorial Trail on the Stagecoach Preserve. The trail will run up the creek and past a small pond that lies at the heart of this part of the property. We will organize periodic volunteer work days to help build and maintain the trail. The trail is open to the public.
Big Hill Preserve
The 160-acre Kotomyan Big Hill Preserve was protected in 2007 following the protection of 642 contiguous acres in and around Big Hill and Coon Creek.
In the spring of 2011, thanks to generous in-kind support from Trailscape
, we were able to lay in a mile of trail beginning by Coon Creek on Taylor Ranch Preserve, winding up through the oak woodlands, and leading to a high vista point on Kotomyan affording incredible views of the Sierra. We completed the 4-mile loop trail in January 2012. To hike this trail sign up for one of our monthly docent-led hikes on Big Hill,
We still need occasional volunteers to help with trail maintenance, so if that is something you are interested in please let us know.
We are working to build new trails - check it out!
If you are interested in helping with any trail building or trail maintenance on any of our trails, contact Janet Voris
to be notified of opportunities.