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Hidden Falls Park - 9 Mile Trail

 24 votes

9.0 Miles 14.5 Kilometers


70%

Singletrack

1,234' 376 m

Ascent

-1,236' -377 m

Descent

1,081' 330 m

High

411' 125 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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A park trail with dozens of options.

Shayne Holderby

Overview

Dogs must be on leash, and the park closes 1/2 hour after dark.
There are more than a dozen interconnected trails with countless options to increase or decrease trail length, climbs and downhills. If you're in the area, this is the place to go for a quick after work ride. The 9 Mile ride is just one of your possible options.

The area is very popular for hikers and horses and is hot in summer. Most of the hikers stay to North Legacy Way, South Legacy Way and the Hidden Falls Access Trail. Fire-roads have a loose gravel cover and some of the singletrack has been damaged with horse traffic but you have plenty of options to choose from.
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

There are a couple of nice scenic viewpoints at the start/end of the trail.

**IMPORTANT**: As of September 1, 2017, an $8 parking pass must be obtained online prior to arrival for weekends, holidays, and peak days. The site is placer.ca.gov/departments/f…. If you do not have a pass, you'll be turned away unless you can use your phone to create an account and purchase a pass. Sevice is spotty.

Description

Starting from the Sky Ridge Loop, ride up to the ridge line then down to Grey Pine Trail and South Legacy Way. Continue from fire road to descend to the creek, then follow along the creek on a mix of road and singletrack.

Turn right on Great Egret Trail and continue on this until you hit a short connector (the Gold Finch Trail) that puts you back on South Legacy Way across a bridge to Grey Squirrel Trail which starts with a short climb to some nice flat singletrack.

Head uphill along singletrack to Deer Trail. Head up this fire road for 1/2 mile until it connects to another fire road heading downhill (River Otter Loop). A short trip leads to North Legacy Way and you'll cross a bridge with a great view of the river and some swimming areas (scenic overlook here).

Immediately after crossing the bridge, take a right onto Hidden Falls Access Trail, a very rocky, narrow technical trail will tie back into North Legacy Way. Crossing another bridge will bring you back to South Legacy Way and an uphill climb back to the parking area.

Virtually all trails are clearly marked. See for yourself, there are only another 100 possible ways to run this trail system!

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Jan 13, 2018
Joshua R
fire road north legacy lane to the rest of way back to truck from beginning of deer trail. a few other variations on south side 9mi
Dec 25, 2017
Pete McMurray
9mi — 1h 30m
Dec 23, 2017
Brian McLaughlin
Oct 28, 2017
Tony Ton
Oct 22, 2017
Tricartertri Tricartertri
Great ride. Conditions were perfect. It rained Thu night so no dust on the trail for Sun. Get your reservation ahead of time, they are checking. 12mi — 2h 00m
Sep 17, 2017
Larry Russell
8.7mi
Sep 9, 2017
Larry Russell
1486 ft 12.7mi
Sep 9, 2017
Jeff Thompson
Took the trails around the perimeter both sides of the creek. Excellent beginner/intermediate trail with enough uphill to get to the fun stuff! 15mi

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