THIS HIKE IS BEING CANCELED DUE TO RAIN. WE WILL BE OFFERING THIS HIKE AGAIN IN MAY AND JUNE.
What creatures wander in the dark? Come with us as we explore nature under the full moon on April 22. The moonlight hikes have quickly become one of our most popular hikes! Our trained docents will be your guides for the evening. For this hike, you’ll need to bring either a headlamp or a flashlight.
The trail at our Big Hill Preserves has unusual rock formations, the beautiful Coon Creek, and panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada foothills and Sacramento Valley – all of which will look completely different at dusk and as the night grows darker. The light of the full moon is sure to add to your visual experience.
The hike is approximately 5 miles, and you should expect it to take 3 to 4 hours. We try to slow it down a bit for safety since part of the hiking occurs in the dark.
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous with uphill and downhill travel, uneven ground and rough terrain. This could be a little more difficult as the evening grows darker.
This is a wilderness outing in a natural setting: there are no restrooms, benches, or water available. Please plan ahead and bring what you will need.
We suggest you wear sturdy shoes, wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions, and bring a flashlight or headlamp. You may also want walking sticks if you have them. Bring plenty of water and snacks to enjoy along the way, and mosquito repellent. If you have a camera that takes low light pictures, bring it along too!
We have a “leave no trace” policy – if you pack it in, please pack it out.
Sorry, no dogs are allowed on our Preserves.
Participants must sign a release of liability which is available below. Please print and bring it with you.
2016 Blank Liability Waiver & Photo release
We ask for a minimum $10 donation per person. Your donation helps expand our trail system and keeps you informed of other upcoming events. We accept cash or checks at the event, or via credit card www.placerlandtrust.org/donate/ .
The hike begins at 6:30pm in North Auburn. Directions will be emailed after registration. The deadline to sign up is Noon the Friday prior to the event.
If you have any questions, please contact Janet at 530-887-9222.