Best Hikes Near Sacramento

Best Hikes Near Sacramento

by Tracy Salcedo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762780907
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Series: Best Hikes Near Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 819,024
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tracy Salcedo-Chourré is the author of fifteen Best Easy Day Hikes guides, including four to the San Francisco Bay area, as well as Best Rail Trails California (all FalconGuides).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 1

Introduction 2

How to Use This Guide 9

Trail Finder 11

Map Legend 14

Sacramento Metro Area 15

1 Old Sacramento and Waterfront Promenade 17

2 Capitol Mall and Capitol Park 22

3 William Land Park Tour 27

4 Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail/Discovery Park 32

5 Sacramento Northern Rail-Trail 38

6 Gibson Ranch Loop Trail 44

7 Effie Yeaw Nature Loop 49

8 Miners Ravine Nature Reserve 54

9 Lake Natoma Loop 58

10 Beeks Bight Nature Trail at Dotons Point 66

11 Sterling Pointe to Rattlesnake Bar 70

12 Sweetwater Trail 76

13 Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Loop 82

14 Mather Nature Loops 88

Honorable Mention

Maidu Regional Park 92

North Valley 93

15 Bobelaine Audubon Sanctuary 95

16 Shingle Falls 101

17 Gray Lodge Wildlife Area 107

18 Empire Mine State Historic Park 113

Honorable Mentions

Sutter Buttes 121

Malakof Diggins State Historic Park 121

West Valley 122

19 Putah Creek Loop Trail 124

20 UC Davis Arboretum Trail 128

21 Covell Greenbelt 134

22 Rush Ranch 139

23 Howard Slough at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area 146

24 Rockville Hills Regional Park 152

25 Homestead and Blue Ridge Loop (Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve) 158

South Valley 165

26 Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge 167

27 Delta Meadows River Park 171

28 Deer Creek Hills Preserve 176

29 Cosumnes River Walk 182

30 Howard Ranch Trail 188

31 Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park 194

32 China Gulch Trail 200

Foothills 205

33 Hidden Falls Regional Park 207

34 Mountain Quarry Railroad Trail 214

35 Lake Clementine Trail 220

36 Olmstead Loop 225

37 Codfish Falls 232

38 Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park Loop 237

39 Dave Moore Nature Trail 242

40 Monroe Ridge/Marshall Monument Trail Loop 246

41 Jenkinson Lake Loop 252

Honorable Mention

Other Trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area 259

Be Prepared 260

Organizations, Hiking Clubs, and Other Associations 261

Further Reading 263

Index 264

About the Author 265

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