Hidden Falls Park - 9 Mile Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,060' 323 m
Descent: -1,069' -326 m
High: 1,076' 328 m
Low: 416' 127 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“A park trail with dozens of options.”— Shayne Holderby
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.
**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/Facilities/Fa…. 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. The park also offers half-day parking, morning to afternoon and afternoon to evening for $4.
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!