Avery's Pond

EASY 32 reviews

Avery's Pond is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Newcastle, California that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

Avery's Pond is a beautiful pond near the shores of Folsom Lake.

hiking
2 days ago

27 days ago

Great hike for me and my dog. She was off leash most of the time. We came across people on horses so beware if your dog isn't familiar with them and lots of horse poop. There are no trash receptacles along the way so you have to hold on to your doggy poop bags until the end. There are two parking lots, one for the boat launch then up further is a regular lot. most people parked near the boat launch. Sunday afternoon was perfect. maybe 20 people. Averys pond is a mile hike to it then you can wrap around the pond and get a look at Folsom lake I believe. very pretty scenery and mostly shaded the whole way. There are also other routes you can take to have a longer hike. The trail starts near the boat launch then you have to vear right to Averys pond.
I did find a few ticks on my dog, so beware.

1 month ago

Easy hike for the family on a Saturday morning. Follow the directions on the App, easy access to the river from the pond, picnic tables are located around the pond if you want to take a break and relax.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This was a really nice hike, perfect for a late start. There's a short distance uphill with ruts at the first part, but then it's mostly level the rest of the way. The pond is really pretty, and then you come to the river. We had our dog off leash and encountered a couple of horses, so if your dog is weird around them, best not to have them off leash. Our dog had a blast playing in the river. Saw lots of fish jumping too. Definitely a hike you can bring the kids on. If you want a challenging hike, this isn't the one, but it was perfect for the time we had available. Would go again. One warning - our dog had quite a few tiny burrs that were hard to find. Just be diligent in looking between their toes, etc.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

This was a great tail, easy hike, with great views and places to stop and rest. With the detour to the powerhouse we hiked about two hours. The trail head was located at the boat ramp so we parked in the boat launch parking lot. Once at the trail, head to the top of the hill and to the right. We made our way to the backend of the pond, and took a new trail head (this was our detour to the Natomas Powerhouse). This trail continues behind the power house and around the other side of the lake. We went some ways around the other side of the lake, and got a great view of the powerhouse from the other side. From here to turned around and made our way back to the pond. We took the loop around the other side of the pond and saw a big turtle! We are beginners and I would recommend this trail for a fun, easy day, with lots to see.

hiking
2 months ago

Super kid friendly. 90%shady

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3 months ago

I really liked this trail. The easiest access seems to be at the horse assembly before you get to the boat launch. It says "closed area" but that only refers to motor vehicles. It is an easy trail and really pretty.

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4 months ago

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6 months ago

fishing
6 months ago

Best place to fish caught 8 fish today only bad thing is all the horse poop it's every where