Renee M. on Upper Miocene Canal
2099 Dean Road is where we picked up the flume it's overlooking the river below and the sounds of waterfalls while walking is tranquility personified! Highly recommend this section...our out and back was 5 miles, we could have gone further.
I would NOT recommend this trail (which is actually up to 15 miles r.t.) for mountain bikes; at least one person has DIED doing that. But it's a terrific hike, with numerous access points, for anyone not suffering from vertigo and there are many other good mountain bike trails in the area. Your best bet for sixty plus trails in the Paradise area is The Flumes and Trails of Paradise: Hiking through History on the Ridge. A complete list of local vendors is found on the authors' website, flumesandtrails.com. (Oh, btw, there is no such thing as the "Lime Saddle Memorial Park.")
Drove out from Sacramento to bike on this trail to find it gated and fenced off with private property, no trespassing signs. Gates looked pretty well secured and signs said that the area is patrolled, so we left for the Paradise Lake trail instead. I would recommend going to that one instead!