Our second Saturday guided hikes continue this month at our beautiful Big Hill Preserves, led by our trained docents.  You’ll see some great views from the top of Big Hill and learn a little about the local flora and fauna, our organization, and our mission to protect natural and agriculture land in Placer County for current and future generations.

The Big Hill Preserves contain unusual rock formations, the gently flowing Raccoon Creek, and spectacular panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada foothills and Sacramento Valley.

This hike begins at 9:00am.


DISTANCE: The hike will be approximately 4-5 miles, and may take 3-4 hours depending on the pace of the group and how many stops are made along the way.

DIFFICULTY:  Moderate with uphill and downhill travel, on uneven ground and rough terrain. 500 foot gain in elevation.


We have a “leave no trace” policy – if you pack it in, please pack it out.

Sorry, dogs are not allowed on our Preserves, unless service animals.

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.

Children under age 8 are not recommended for this hike, but please use your discretion as you know your child best. Parents are responsible for their children.

We suggest you wear sturdy shoes, clothing appropriate for the weather conditions, and bring a hat, sunscreen, and/or mosquito repellent.

Bring plenty of water and a brown bag lunch or snacks to enjoy along the way. Don’t forget your camera!

Participants must sign a release of liability available here: 2018 Blank Liability Waiver Photo Release  Please print and bring it with you. Parent signature is required for children under 18.

This hike starts at 9:00am in North Auburn. You will automatically receive a confirmation email with directions after completing the registration page.

There is no charge for the hike, however we do appreciate donations with a suggested donation of $10 per person. Your donation helps us continue our work and recreation program.  We accept cash or checks at the event, or you can donate online via credit card at .

The deadline to sign up is Noon the Friday prior to the event, or when the hike is full. Space is limited. You may sign up to bring family members living with you by adding their name on the registration form. We ask that friends and family not in your household register themselves.

If you have any questions, please contact Janet at or 530-887-9222.

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