Ministries




Hidden Falls Regional Park 5-20-17

  The 1,200-acre Hidden Falls Regional Park is located between the communities of Auburn and Lincoln, north of the Ophir/Newcastle area. The park is situated along the Coon Creek and Deadman Creek watersheds, located south of the Bear River. The County of Placer through the Placer Legacy Open Space and Agricultural Conservation Program purchased hidden Falls Regional Park for the purposes of natural conservation and passive recreation. 
 
 Hidden Falls offers approximately 30 miles of multiple-use trails for hiking, running, biking and equestrian riding, two observation decks for viewing the 30-foot waterfalls, riparian habitat along several creeks, unimproved picnic areas, swimming areas and fishing access. Engaging interpretive panels are mounted at various spots along the trails, and provide valuable information on the local flora and fauna within the Park. There are sweeping views of the Sacramento Valley to the Sutter Buttes and beyond, as well as plenty of open space for enjoying quiet time in a pristine outdoor environment.  Hidden Falls does not have potable water for public or horse/animal use.  Park users should bring plenty of drinking water for their visit, especially during times of hot weather. Cell phone service is very limited, and some trails are quite steep.  Prepare to visit the park with proper hiking shoes, sunscreen, etc.
 
This is a dog friendly park but dogs must be on leash and under control at all times. Sheep and goats are being used for vegetation management so please see that furry WOW members are good visitors.  
 
We expect to take the North Legacy Way trail outbound past Canyon View and Hidden Falls and return by way of the Creek Side Trail. Distance is approximately 5.7 miles. This is classed as a moderate difficulty hike.
 
Hikers will meet at 8:00 am at the Woodland Presbyterian Church, 1324 Columbia Drive.  Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and adequate water for the day. Late May weather can be quite variable so please dress accordingly.  
 
For more information call Jim or Judy Tischer at (530) 661-0657. A Hidden Falls Regional Park website including a map may be accessed here: http://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/facility/parks/parks-content/parks/hidden-falls

 



Contact Information:
Jim or Judy Tischer
530-661-0657

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