Looking for a great trail in Hidden Falls Regional Park, California? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Hidden Falls Regional Park ranging from 3.2 to 14.9 miles and from 977 to 1,000 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Looking for a great trail in Auburn, California? Hidden Falls Regional Park has great hiking trails that cover 30 miles for equestrian riders, mountain bikers, trail runners, day hikers and dog walkers. There are are few moderate trails in Hidden Falls Park ranging from 3.2 to 14.9 miles and from 977 to 1,000 feet above sea level. The park amenities include: 2 observation desks for viewing 30-foot waterfalls, riparian habitat along several creeks, picnic areas and portable restrooms. IMPORTANT!: Reservations are required on the weekends and other high use days. Please visit the Placer County website at https://www.placer.ca.gov/2617/Hidden-Falls-Regional-Park.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike! I usually loop back through the Seven Pools Vista tail

My Wife and I hiked there today for the first time. It’s moderate trail - we did about 2.5 miles of it as we wanted to stay down along the water. It’s “easy” in terms of navigating but “moderate” due to some of the trails having multiple rocks or ruts. We enjoyed it overall; great place to bring your family but probably not for young kids (<10) or those with difficulty going up/downhill. There are lots of sub-trails to take - some have steep pathways - no worries though, most of them are just shortcuts and connect back with the main path. The one thing two things I would call out are: 1) streams/waterfalls are a little smaller than they’re purported to be. This could just be a result of our location along the river or the time of year - not sure. 2) lots of horse crap on the trails. Although we didn’t see any horses on the trails while hiking, you really need to watch your step, especially considering the trails in many places are only 4-5’ wide and had multiple piles! love horses, but just wanted the unsuspecting to be aware. Nevertheless, it’s a beautiful location/park and one we would highly recommend to anyone wanting to do a nice comfortable hike. If you plan to go on the weekend, remember to make reservations online ahead of time - they tend to get booked up and have limited parking.

it was mmmkay.

I really enjoyed this loop even in the 90° heat. I do wish I had more time for a slightly longer route because this loop had more fire roads then I prefer, it looks like I could have made a slightly longer loop and stayed on more typical hiking trails. Also learned at the last minute this park now requires pre-registration for parking in advance via the Internet on weekends and holidays, plan ahead.

hiking
30 days ago

Not completely stroller friendly! The first mile is then we had to ditch the stroller to get down to the falls. It was a nice hike, but we didn’t hang out long at the overlook because it was in the direct sun and too hot. The way back to the parking lot was uphill and hot so glad we went first thing in the morning. We did see a rattlesnake so keep your eyes open. Once you get down to the river it gets more shaded but the hill down and up does not have much shade cover.

This was a great hike! It was beautiful, and the waterfall was great. It’s also a great place to swim! The hike isn’t very steep for most of it. You also get to cross three cool bridges. We went at 10 on a Friday and saw just a few people in our 6 hours. Beautiful place for pictures. Reservations are required for weekends and holidays, so watch out

hiking
1 month ago

Super fun place to hike with lots of trail options and hills. The waterfalls were beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

definitely was not stroller friendly if want to see the water fall

fantastic place to hike

An excellent spot for beginners!

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was shaded on the way to hidden falls, wasn’t a difficult hike. Enjoyed it, bathroom are not currently working cause of dried up well, but they have port-o-potties that are clean.

Great trail, shady for a good part of the way

rocky
1 month ago

Nice hike, but the waterfall was underwhelming. Not stroller friendly. My kids (3 and 5) were able to do this hike without too much complaining.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful place to hike, the falls were great, I will definitely come back here again!

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of little side trails, beautiful waterfall. Definitely would do again. I’m new to hiking, this was my fave by far. Rated as moderate but my opinion it was easy. A lil rocky in places but not very difficult.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for spring. Kids, dog , horse, everything trail!!! Easy, nice hike but you have to make reservations weekends, holidays or your out of luck. 8$ parking no exceptions or options.

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bugs
1 month ago

BEWARE OF TICKS!!! Great hike and scenery. Would definitely go again. Found 4 ticks on our dog and 1 on myself.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful. We got there at 10:30 am on a Wednesday and parking was no problem. We started on the Poppy trail (dirt and narrow) to the North Legacy trail (gravel and wide for the most part) and came back on the Hidden Falls Access trail. We stopped at the two over views to check out the waterfalls resting for about 20 minutes total. We got back to our car in about 2 hrs. Use the bathroom before you start since I only saw one after about an hour after we started.

Pretty diverse- you get a little bit of everything in this regional park, which is pretty nice. But what’s up with all the excessive horse poop everywhere?? We are starting to think owners need to start cleaning up their horse’s feces just like dog owners are suppose to.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice clear path. I don’t love paying to park for my hiking so that is a negative. But it is well maintained. And is beautiful. There is also tons of little side trials that connect with this to make your hike as long or short as you please.

hiking
2 months ago

This is definitely my favorite hike that I’ve done since moving to California in December. The trails were very wide and well maintained, as such my dogs didn’t get a single tick on them. I loved the abundance of trail options and the presence of the creek as well as the swimming holes available near hidden falls. It was an easy drive from sac area. Had multiple run ins with mountain bikers and horses, which make my dogs go insane, but otherwise really enjoyed the trail. Will be back!

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rocky
2 months ago

I didn't make it to the waterfall because I didn't have clear direction so that was the only bummer, but I'll definitely be back again!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful well maintained.

you need a reservation on weekends and busy days now for parking. www.placer.ca.gov/2617/Hidden-Falls-Regional-Park

Good trail. Really made for mountain bikes and horses, so trail is mostly smooth. Nice views of falls and some access to the water.

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rocky
2 months ago

I did this trail this morning with three other moms and 7 little ones ages 15 months to 6 years old. All four of us were pushing strollers. The trail to the falls is ideal for all-terrain strollers. There are lots of rocky patches and the end of the trail to the falls is not stroller accessible. We took the kids out left the strollers on the trail and carried the little ones for this portion, about a 1/2 mile in total. On the way back, we took the Poppy trail and it was a little longer but almost entirely shaded (at 11-2 noon). Some portions were very difficult with strollers and we had to carry the strollers over these sections. It took us 3 hours round trip.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was a lot of fun, I went with my husband. We took the poppy trail to the Whiskey Diggins Bridge, to the North Legacy Way trail for just a minute, then the Hidden falls access trail. For the way back we took the Hidden falls access trail to Whiskey Diggins Bridge, then South Legacy Way trail to the trailhead. This was four miles and took us (at a VERY leisurely pace) just over two hours. This was a perfect weather day, about 75°, there was lots of shade, many families. We got there about ten, and parked in the overflow parking. No fee that we saw. Portapotties for bathrooms. Real pretty patch of wild flowers by Canyon View Bridge. A few others scattered throughout, mostly just green. There is not really cell phone service out there, not just on the trail, but for a bit in the residential area surrounding (for at&t at least) so be aware. But the trail was beautiful. Well worth it.

beautiful trails, I'm an out of shape 50s woman and made it pretty good. Had to stop a few times on the uphill slope back. I took the short loop about 3.68 round trip

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