Explore Sacramento - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Sacramento Map

Very good trail. Went on a Saturday so was pretty busy but pretty wide paths most the way so was nice. Lots of dogs on the trail when we went. Pretty good sized uphill climb. I wouldn’t say the trail was very hard overall. It is also very shaded.

10 hours ago

Nice riverfront walk with some ok views. Paved pretty much the whole way, the bridge otw back to the east side of the river is the watt car/pedestrian bridge. I powerwalked this trail with my mom when we didn’t have time to drive out of town. I count this as an urban wildlife interface walks which can be some of the most interesting.

Off Highway 49, leads to several trails. We ended up taking the one down to the river/railroad tracks. Good mix of incline/decline.

This trail is very basic for anyone in the Sacramento area. The dam is very pretty and one can get some good pictures there. Very popular trail. Half in shade half in sun.

flat well tended beautiful and fun all year round.

Nice hike! Some larger puddles after the rain, but nothing that couldn’t be avoided. Thoroughly enjoyed this trail.


Beautiful! :)

Great hike with great scenery.

22 days ago

Very clean and comfortable place to hike and get in the water to play!

Good hike. Trails are nicely marked- but there are a few different trails. From this trail head you head down and to the left to find the waterfall. We took a few wrong turns- but worth it!! Beautiful hike!

Nice trail pretty decent views

25 days ago

Getting to this hike was very easy. There is plenty of paved parking. There is a $10 parking fee that is self service so make sure you bring exact change.

This was a beautiful hike. I went on Christmas Day and there was no one else out on the trail. I came across one bicyclist that crossed my path and then went down a different trail. There were a lot of birds out. The weather was perfect. The trail is a bit narrow but it's easy to follow and very pretty. The hike totaled 5.5 miles. I recommend checking it out. I will definitely be going out there again.

very pretty hike! can be done with a jogging stroller too if you dont mind some rocky areas and a couple steep hills

27 days ago

Nice easy walk

1 month ago

Very serene park in Auburn with multiple trail options. The scenery is beautiful and you can hear the sound of water flowing for most of the hikes. The hidden falls outlook is a great spot to enjoy the waterfall but walking past it and going down the steps to be by the water is the best part. The blue and red hues of the rocks makes you really appreciate the geological aspect of this park. The trail is generally moderately trafficked and you’ll see a few bikers as well as horses. Be sure to make an online parking reservation if you go on the weekend.

Great views, pretty easy hike, and great payoff at the dam. Watch out for mountain bikers.

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful in December, some good technical trail running sections and killer views. Definitely not for folks who aren’t at least in reasonable shape. Restrooms are clean but those pit toilets freak me out. Definitely working this into the rotation!

Always a nice moderate hike with the beautiful damn at the top. Nice and gradual incline. Watch for tics- especially with dogs. Pulled about 10 off mine.

The view at the end was worth the hike! Coming back down can be a little challenging to the joints for those that aren’t expert hikers. Watch for snakes and Mt.Lions if you’re hiking away from the trails in other places close to the main trail towards the falls.

1 month ago

The waterfall was so beautiful and peaceful! Definitely going to come back :)

Great place to getting some trail running in. Sort of narrow in some parts and people like to ride their horses in the area so be careful.

For weekend visits, you will need reservations ON LINE. Staff there were courteous, they turned me away and asked me to make a reservation outside. A mile away where I could park my car, but couldn’t get any cell phone signal to make online reservation. This is a stupid policy, I decided to go somewhere else. I saved myself $8.

love this trail

Nice trail, simple but watch out for the mountain bikers!

Beautiful trails and waterfalls, great for a family hike. My kids spent a few hours splashing around in the river. What a fun day!

Great running path! It's mostly flat, had bathrooms and water (it's a few miles at least between the bathrooms, but not bad). For a long run I would recommend bringing a water if your own. Nicely shaded which makes it nice even in hotter weather. On Saturdays there's a lot of people on it, which makes me feel safe. I love how long it is! Perfect for those weekend long runs :D I would usually start the trail by Sac State and run up toward Folsom.

2 months ago

Moderate easy and dod friendly. Runs along the American river so there are places to stop for the dogs or relaxation.

Ok trip..We parked on 49 and only hiked a mile before we ended at another parking area. Signs indicated we were at the point but could continue on to Auburn Rec Staging Area (another 1.3 miles). We opted to just turn around there. Minimal climbing on this hike. It was just ok. Wished it was longer. Per my calculations it doesn’t add up to the 5 miles I thought I read it was. Non the less it was an easy lazy Sunday afternoon stroll.

Load More