Do you like exploring the foothills and want an alternative to the crowded parking at Hidden Falls Regional Park? Join us for a guided hike at our Harvego Bear River Preserve in North Auburn. This preserve currently has three different trails that our docents can lead people on. This month, you will enjoy the main trail loop, see the views from Bald Rock, and get a glimpse of the Bear River from the overlook. You will learn about the history of the cattle ranch in this rolling oak woodland savannah setting, and about the trail expansion plans to connect this preserve to Hidden Falls Regional Park.
DISTANCE: The hike will be approximately 4 miles, and may take 3-4 hours depending on the pace of the group and how many stops are made.
DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Strenuous with uphill and downhill travel, on uneven ground and rough terrain.
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 have a “leave no trace” policy – if you pack it in, please pack it out.
Sorry, NO dogs are allowed on our Preserves, unless service animals. Children under age 8 are not recommended for this hike, but please use your discretion as you know your child best.
We suggest you wear sturdy shoes, clothing appropriate for the weather conditions, (we suggest long pants), and a hat, sunscreen, and 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 which is available below. Please print and bring it with you.
The event begins at 9:30am in North Auburn. Directions will be automatically emailed after registration is complete (if you do not receive the directions your registration did not go through.)
The hike is free, but we do ask for a minimum donation of $10 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 you can donate online via credit card at http://www.placerlandtrust.org/donate/ .
The deadline to sign up is Noon the Friday prior to the event. You may sign up family members by adding their name below on the registration form. (those not in your household are asked to register themselves.)
If you have any questions, please contact Janet at email@example.com or 530-887-9222.