Training Hill

HARD 112 reviews

Training Hill is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cool, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles 1115 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

2 days ago

Awesome awesome loop trail. Im in ok shape and it wasn't too hard. After first mile it's pretty much downhill.

4 days ago

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1 month ago

Not for the weak. I went today and struggled. Only made it half way before I turned around and came back. There are some open spots with beautiful overlooks of nearby Auburn.

I will come back when I gain more experience.

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hiking
1 month ago

Skip the stair stepper!! This is leg day!! I took my dad here the day before yesterday and My legs are sore.. I can't imagine how my dads legs are...

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely a little soggy and slippery. I wouldn't want to do the Training Hill portion going down! Beautiful hike and lives up to its name.

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2 months ago

This is a difficult but satisfying hike. We hiked this the day after a hard rain had fallen and there were several really lovely waterfalls and a number of small streams that cross the trail. The first mile is a real heart stopper though!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice an steep, just as I like it. had a great hike. It was my first time in this area and will look forward to the other trails in the area.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Kick ass hike. Good workout and beautiful views. It's always cold in the morning, even in summer. Love it

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

That first mile+ is definitely major kick-ass but doable by this ol' gal. The rest of the trail is beautiful and primarily downhill.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This is a really good hike. I liked the steepness and I can see why this one is named "Training Hill". I would recommend doing this Loop as a trainer for something like Pyramid Peak. Saw lots of runners and plenty of horses. Will do some side and connector trails next time.