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2/12/18 9:33 P

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My favorite place to jump on the American River Trail to walk is at Nimbus Flats (by the Aquatic Center) off Hazel. You can walk on the mountain bike auxiliary trail if you want to bypass the pavement if you go up towards Folsom. If you cross over and take the trail down towards sunrise, there is a nice hard-pack (usually on both sides of the trail) for runners and walkers. There's more activity going down the trail, but I've never personally felt unsafe using the mountain bike paths, either. (The Nimbus lot is paid parking / covered with a State Parks Poppy Parking Pass)

As for hike, we just recently discovered the awesomeness that is the Auburn SRA - there's a nice walk to Calcutta falls - that's around 2 miles out and back. There's also a loop out to Lake Clementine that's about 4.5 miles. I haven't done that one, yet. Parking here is tight (on the road) and requires payment or a Poppy Parking Pass.

We also just went to Hidden Falls in Auburn/Newcastle. It's a tougher hike, especially to the overlook to the falls. It's also downhill going out, and uphill coming back - so you need to be prepared for that, too. It's about 4 miles if you go to the Falls and back. (Also, you need a parking reservation for here - done online in advance for weekends and holidays.)

I'm looking for other options, so would love to hear reviews on other places!

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2/23/17 9:08 P

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Thanks, its been years since I have been down by the river there. When my of DH of 37 years and I were dating we went there often at his lunch break as I worked PM shift. Will be fun to revisit that area.

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2/23/17 9:03 P

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Thank! Didn't know there was a trail out of that area to the river. Used to ride my bike along American River to Discovery Park from CSU, Sacramento. Will have to try it when it warms up so my DH will enjoy it

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2/22/17 10:47 P

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I like to walk in the Old Land Park area. Walking around McKinley Park is nice too.
Another longer walk in the summer is from Land Park, across on Sutterville to the bike trail beside the Sacramento River up to Old Town, or even over to a River Cats game!

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2/22/17 3:00 P

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I have walked with my sister in-law through old Folsom along Sutter Street. We like starting at one end of the street and walking pass all the shops. Best not to bring money so you are not tempted to go shopping. We also walk towards the Lake Natoma Inn and there is a bike and walk trail there that I find safe and nice to walk on. I haven't been on the trail since the rains, if I go I'll let you know how it is.

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1/31/17 1:08 P

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I live in the greater Sacramento region, (Sierra Foothills) but come down to the valley about once a month to the Foslom area. Where do you walk/hike in this area? I see there is a walking trail in Folsom near WINCO but never used it. Is it safe if you are alone?

Where can you eat for healthy fast choices? I usually eat at Trader Joes or Chipolte. Any other ideas?

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