Hiking and Climbing in Auburn Quarry
By Nick Smith
From a parking lot, just off of Hwy 49 after you cross the American River, you can access a 1.7 mile trail that leads to an old limestone quarry. Auburn quarry is one of the most beautiful places in the Sacramento area. I’ve been hiking and climbing there regularly for nearly two years now and I’m still amazed by it every time I go!
Nice family hike is easily overlooked in Auburn
This is the second in an ongoing series spotlighting trails in the Auburn area.
By Don Chaddock
There is a gem hidden on Upper Lincoln Way, just below the Cal-Star helicopter pad – a family friendly hiking trail. The relatively new trail and nature preserve is owned and operated by Placer Land Trust.
Known as Canyon View Preserve, the small trail has really made strides since it was opened a few years ago. Expansion has included a picnic area complete with benches and a shade structure.
Dust on Your Boots
By Don Chaddock
I’ve always been an outdoorsy type, with my dad and grandfather taking me camping, hunting and hiking. While I no longer hunt, the scent of pine trees along the vast network of trails in the Auburn area can take me back to those childhood trips in the forest.
This is the first of a resurrected series dubbed Notes from the Trail. I regularly wrote this column about 10 years ago andVisitAuburnCA.com thought it was time to bring it back to life. This is by no means an advanced hiker’s guide but is geared more toward those who are just beginning to explore our trail systems. This guide is more like a primer.