60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento Guide Book

by Jordan Summers (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles Sacramento  by Jordan Summers

352pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0897326040

Using clear and entertaining narrative, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento introduces newcomers and lifelong residents alike to a surprising array of the best day hikes within a 60-mile radius of the City of Trees.

© Jordan Summers/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento" Guide Book
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... Preview: The trails of the Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) take advantage of miners’ trails, pioneer roads, newly constructed trails, and some reclaimed mining ditches. This gentle descent into American Ca ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: American Eagle Mine Trail starts where Euchre Bar Trail leaves off. Hiking east on this section of Wild and Scenic River offers hikers choices of relaxing in the river’s pools, exploring century and a ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: The hike to Avery’s Pond is a great adventure for children and parents who want a brief yet interesting hike. This route takes you past Avery’s Pond and on past the Newcastle powerhouse at Mormon’s Ra ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: Your trailhead through these centuries-old trees is signed north grove trail, river trail, three senses trail, grove overlook trail. The interpretive trail through the North Grove of giant sequoia tre ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The South Grove Trail leads hikers through a mixed-conifer forest, dominated by towering old-growth sugar and ponderosa pines, to the grove of giant sequoias that straddle Big Trees Creek. The South G ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: If any entirely uphill hike can be enjoyed, it’s this one. Your hike begins at the white gate on CR 40, where you’ll see a notification that the bridge is out (it isn’t), along with several other impo ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: Prepare for extraordinary views of the South Yuba River from rock benches along this easy trail. Here, the riparian zone holds somewhat closely to the river’s edge, quickly transitioning to a foothill ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Capitol Park can be accessed from any point along its 12-city-block length, so it seems natural to start closest to where you park. The starting point of this hike is on the north side steps at 11th S ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: The China Gulch Trail is an equestrian path that traces the north lakeshore past China Gulch to the area of Lancha Plana, then returns to the equestrian-assembly area. Your track takes advantage of th ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: This is either a great hike with a wonderful swim at the end or a fantastic swim with a sweet hike. Either way, the hike leads you to a beautiful 40-foot waterfall with lovely pools beneath smaller ca ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: A short, gradual climb above the Middle Fork of the American River provides more than exercise. Hikers will be treated to panoramic upriver views of the Middle Fork, overlooking placer-mining and quar ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The River and Wetlands walks at the Cosumnes River Preserve showcase the plant and wildlife communities of the largest free-flowing river entering the Great Central Valley. Close to town and accessibl ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking
... Preview: In Pilot Hill’s Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park, this hike of connected trails offers a varied terrain—riparian zone along the South Fork of the American River, blue-oak savanna and foothill woodlan ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: When you have so much to see in such a small area, it’s hard to know where to start. There are two possible trailheads; I took off on the one nearest the road at the east end of the lot. The loop trai ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
... Preview: The Davis–Covell Greenbelt is a wonderful path to walk and includes a surprising diversity of interesting sights. The described hike begins at the pedestrian overpass at the north end of the Davis Com ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: Your hike begins at the historic town of North Bloomfield, then passes the old school, church, and cemetery on the way to a loop through Diggins Pond, the scene of intense hydraulic mining. The route ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This 77-acre nature preserve offers a glimpse of the once-vast riparian and oak woodlands, shrub lands, meadows, and aquatic habitats along the American River. Deer, coyotes, wild turkeys, rabbits, sn ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking
... Preview: If you’re looking for an easy way down to the North Fork of the American River, this one is a sweetheart. The word switchback has a good name on this well-graded trail. Descend to the river and cross ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: This hike includes something for a wide variety of interests. Following Old Spenceville Road, where the lone oak stands, you’ll walk past what was once Spenceville, founded in the 1850s and abandoned ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: This loop’s reputation as one of the best allaround hiking trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area is well deserved. Foresthill Divide Loop Trail has a number of access points along the way, so hik ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento"
Sacramento, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10