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Went for a trail run, weather was warm, trail was perfect. There are bathrooms at the parking area and down by the river. All very clean, nice to have. Down by the water and a couple of places along the trail there are shaded sitting benches and even some picnic benches.

Trail closed by cones before you get to it

The cardiac portion is on par with training hill plus a lot of technical aspects due to rocks. It connects to Rattlesnake Bar once at the river. I absolutely loved it. If you’re looking for a good workout with rewarding views, it’s perfect. The river areas has a lot of access and even beach areas. My boyfriend jumped in for a quick swim to cool off. There are “bypasses” for cardiac trail that are well marked and nice if you want to take a less technical trail in spots, but the incline is still the same for the most part.

4 days ago

Not bad trip!!!!

Good trail

Dope stuff

Great urban trail. If you start from Sierra College it is a great out and back with pretty little streams. We did it at dusk so it was nicely shaded by the natural hilly lake escape. I image it would be very sunny in the middle of the day.

Boring. People on trail unfriendly.

26 days ago

Even though it is dry in late September the waterfall was still active. There are some nice water holes to cool off in too. Good short hike, with a rough drive in. Drive out was easier since we were going uphill. Coming back in the spring!

27 days ago

I wouldn't rate this hike as easy. Probably a little more moderate. Decent hiking trail with really pretty views. As far as the parking fee....there is no lock box to leave the $10. It looks like it was either broken into, or just needs to be fixed? A lot of the trail is in the sun, but if that doesn't bother you, then it is definitely worth checking out!

on Training Hill

30 days ago


1 month ago

Finally found a trail that rivals the Rim trail at Lafayette Reservoir. We took Cardiac Bypass this first time but will go all the way down to the water our next time. Moderate if you are comfortable with hills. Definitely bring water and wear trail shoes. It was worth the 25 minute drive.

1 month ago

Labor day started with some exercise hiking. we did second time this year and also did clockwise - not like last time . it's not easy when it's hot outside. spring time was much easier and nicer when everything was green. but overall it's great exercise and hike . its pretty dusty trail.

road biking
1 month ago

like stated before, there are some homeless people that call the creek home. The trail is clean, you will sometimes see trash. I saw 3 deer in the creek today, and there are plenty of wild turkeys, and wildlife. Parts are under construction, some short uphills and downhills but generally a flat trail depending on if you take some of the side trails.

Certain areas aren’t bad others have a few homeless camps near where the trail is closed.

Dogs are allowed, and the drive down is great just have a good SUV. Also, very remote with no cell coverage.

trail running
1 month ago

Keep Breathing my friends

mountain biking
1 month ago

felt like it ended nowhere, but when I go again, which I will try and find a nice spot because its beautiful there

Great trail, easy enough for kids. My twin 6 year old boys made it all 5 miles in and out. Not much shade so dress light in summer and bring plenty of water. Only saw one other human on the trails.

1 month ago

nice wooded hike though steep. worth it if you live nearby but not a destination

I would suggest sticking to the Sierra College side of this trail. My husband and I had already hiked that section, so we decided to start from the other end this time (near downtown Roseville). What I’m sure was a nice area at one point, is now littered with garbage and numerous homeless tents. Felt a little unsafe walking there, certainly wouldn’t do this trail by myself.

1 month ago

relaxing trail to feel at one with nature, complete with some great spots to dip your toes in the water and perhaps even make some friends

I’m sorry this was not fun at all. There’s literally poison oak scattered all over the “trail” almost impossible to avoid touching it. Also there’s no clear trailhead, no clear trail, and it’s all slanted/uneven path through sand, i wouldn’t call it a hike. It’s also completely in the sun with no shade offered at all. At one point the trail just disappears and you have to turn back. And it’s $12 to get in and park. Everything is dead and brown, it’s not pretty besides a view of the lake about a half mile away. I will not be going back.

It’s very fun to hike here . Also lots of views

It’s a very adventurous hike

did this trail a couple of months ago great starter trail. good views of the lake, some mountain bikers but they were very accommodating in sharing the trail. i will do this one again.

2 months ago

Trail was paved and well maintained. Nice urban trail that winds through the spacious open land between homes. East of the freeway though you’ll see some homeless people and tents ‘hidden’ under some trees. Otherwise very nice! Bout 2.5 hours r/t to walk at good pace.

The beginning of the trail is closed. While some kind construction workers let me cross their work space once i was already in it, don't make my mistake :). Nice mellow trail (not hike) that will be better when it's green out.

My lifesaver was a local who showed me around the non-paved path. The signing is really bad, but if you follow the river it will help. It is really beautiful though, lots of oak and wildlife, and the sound of the rushing river too. The paved path was a lot busier.

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