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Hidden Falls Regional Park

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Map to TrailheadClick for Driving Directions. The parking area and trailhead for the park is at 7587 Mears Drive, Auburn, CA.

Features: Hidden Falls offers a variety of trail environments, ranging from open grasslands near the parking area to riparian creeksides to oak forested hillsides above the creeks. In addition, there are creek waterfalls and cascades, some viewable from specially-constructed viewing decks. Bring your camera!

Availability: Trails are multi-use, suitable for walkers, cyclists and equestrians. Dogs on leash are allowed. Please exercise caution and show respect for all types of trail users.

Difficulty: Trails are generally rated Easy to hike or ride, although some are rated Moderate or even Difficult. Consult the trail list included with the map. Footing is even and mostly free of rocks. Trails rated as more difficult are generally also more narrow.

All wildlife in the park is protected. Western Pond Turtles inhabit the creek areas, along with Salmon and the Western Toad. You may see a variety of birdlife, such as California Quail, Western Meadowlark, red-tailed hawks, red-shouldered hawks, golden eagles, wild turkeys and woodpeckers. Mammals such as deer, coyotes, bobcats, racoons and rabbits may be seen. Plantlife, in addition to Buckeye and a variety of oak trees, includes California Poppies, Lupine and Globe Lillies.

Available for sale: A gorgeous, two-sided, fold-out 27"x36" Hidden Falls Trail Guide. It includes a much larger version of the trails map, plus photography and details about the park.

Copies are $8 each, available at the following loacations:

Auburn Bike Works
350 GV Highway
Auburn
(530) 885-3861
Christensen's Saddlery
3690 Taylor Rd
Loomis
(916) 652-4592
Echo Valley Ranch
205 Nevada St.
Auburn
(530) 823-1482
Meadow Vista Copy & Print
16770 Placer Hills Rd. (Next to True Value Hardware)
Meadow Vista
(530) 392-4363
Placer Farm Supply
10120 Ophir Road
Newcastle
(916) 663-1439
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Cautions:

Don't cut corners! Many trails have switchbacks to minimize grades. PLEASE! Do not take shortcuts between trail sections. In wet weather these straight up/down tracks cause serious erosion and are difficult (expensive) to remedy. Besides, you're there for the trails. Go the distance!

Do not approach or attempt to feed wild creatures you may encounter.

Drinking Water must be carried with you. Creek water is not safe for human consumption, no matter how clean it looks. Drink it only in an emergency and consult a doctor afterwards.

Be cautious of rattlesnakes and ticks. Stay on the trails, and neither of these critters will likely be a problem.

MVTA tries to assure the accuracy of the trails information presented,
but can make no claims to such. Please let us know if any entries are incorrect.

Email your comments or questions to our Trails Coordinator.