Want to hike in the summer without being in the blazing hot sun? Come with us as we explore nature under the full moon in July. This is our first time offering an evening hike, so even we don’t know quite what to expect or what we might encounter. But our trained docents will be your guides.
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 gets darker. The light of the full moon is sure to add to the experience.
The hike is approximately 4 miles, and may take 3+ hours depending on the pace.
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, (we suggest long pants and a light jacket), and bring a flashlight or headlamp. Bring water and snacks to enjoy along the way and you may also want mosquito repellant. 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.
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.
Participants must sign a release of liability which is available below. Please print and bring it with you.
We encourage you to become a member by making a $10 minimum donation. Your donation helps expand our trail system and keeps you informed of other upcoming event. We accept cash or checks at the event, or via credit card https://www.placerlandtrust.org/donate/ .
The event begins at 7:00pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-887-9222.
We are sorry but this event is currently full. See our other events here.