hiking
1 month ago

Great little hike, although not moderate..definitely easy. We had a great time. It was quiet and pretty. I could do a few loops here for an easy trail training run. There is also a lollipop 7ish miles I plan on doinga

Loop closed due to land disputes

While on the trail, I was told by a Foothill Conservancy associate that the landowners (loop portion of the trail) may close their portion indefinitely due to misuse by the public. That is sad because this is a great training trail, flat with beautiful vernal pools in the spring. The loop gives a grand view of the foothills. Without the loop it is less than 4 miles.

Not very scenic. Actual hike trail is only 2 miles due to disputes with neighboring land owners. Ok day hike.

Monday, June 13, 2016

on Rancho Seco Lake

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

It was a good day to go. Cloudy and cool. Otherwise there wouldn't have been much shade. Beautiful views but not a lot of diversity. Would like to check out in other seasons.

Monday, March 21, 2016

I was happy that there were no mosquitos ! The spring wildflowers are blooming and it looks like a sea of yellow! Only complaint is that some of the trail was hidden under a vernal pool. Be prepared to get your shoes wet. This is a great, easy walk on mostly flat ground with lovely views of cows grazing and wildflowers.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Swarms of mosquitos. No dogs on the trail.

hiking
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Swarms of mosquitos!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Nice loop. I parked on 104 (twin cities) and ran 1 mile up, then almost 1 mile to the trail head. Total run back to my car was 10.2. Nice flat run but pretty boring as far as scenery. It was a clear day so I could see snowy mountains off in the distance. Not dog friendly. A good place to access a trail since I live about 45 minutes from the american river.

hiking
Thursday, June 18, 2015

cross country skiing
Saturday, June 06, 2015

Easy trail, flat. The parts by the lake were pretty. Dirt road/field portion not too exciting. Saw rabbits and birds along the way.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

it has some minor hills. great place for running. it's a bit of a drive to get there but it's a fun place

on Rancho Seco Lake

nature trips
Saturday, February 28, 2015

If California ever has a good rain season, this trail may be worth it. But if you just want to get exercise, this walk will do it.

trail running
Friday, November 28, 2014

This is a beautiful trail that is flat and accessible by just about everyone. Wonderful for Fall, Winter, Spring trail running and early morning in the summer. I just started running (2, 5k's under my belt) but I ran this in 1.5 hours.

This is one that you can keep coming back to.

hiking
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fun hike, it was a tad warm and dry today but I look forward to returning to this spot in the fall or spring. Trail is marked out very well. Saw a huge coyote!