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Hidden Falls Park - 9 Mile Trail

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Length

9.0 Miles 14.5 Kilometers


70%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,234' 376 m

Ascent

-1,236' -377 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

1,081' 330 m

High

411' 125 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 7 days ago
Dry - lots of poison oak, especially on morning dove trail. History

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A park trail with dozens of options.

Shayne Holderby

Overview [Suggest Changes]

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.
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Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

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 [Suggest Changes]

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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Jun 10, 2018
Mr Lex
15mi
Jun 4, 2018
Lauren Schwartzburg
May 2, 2018
Lan Nguyen
Apr 28, 2018
Pedar Bruce
Beautiful Sunday morning ride around the perimeter. I just stayed right the whole way. Smooth, fun and great views of the streams!
Mar 10, 2018
Jeff Thompson
Awesome beginner/intermediate singletracks. South side virtually empty on Saturday morning. Great riding. 15mi
Jan 27, 2018
Rough
Trail was in excellent condition. Did it with my son and we had a blast! 10.1mi
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

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  4.2 from 29 votes

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