Top Adventures in Lake

  • Hike through the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve

    DetailsEffie Yeaw Nature Preserve is named after Effie Yeaw, a teacher, conservationist and environmental educator who frequented the area on educational nature walks. She was one of the leading forces behind preserving the land now known as The...

    4.48 miles 161 ft gain

  • Hike the American River Parkway: Fair Oaks Bridge to Hazel Ave.

    This area is possibly one of my favorite stretches of trail along the American River Parkway (for my route, click here. On this trail, you'll get great views of the American River, experience lush fern gullies, and depending on the seasons can se...

    4.7 miles 249 ft gain

  • Kayak the American River: Sailor Bar to Harrington Way

    Ultimately, the waters from the American River empty into the San Francisco Bay, but for a shorter paddle that still provides excitement, serenity, and even interaction with local wildlife, there is an approximately 10-mile portion between Sailor ...

  • Explore The Solo Tree

    Disclaimer: This tree is on private property. If you choose to proceed, please check in with the property owner and proceed respectfully.The Solo Tree (often referred to as #thatrosevillesolotree on Instagram) has become a very popular photography...

  • Hike the Cosumnes River Walk Trail

    This trail is a short, easy, accessible and beautiful trail for a nice afternoon walk (or photoshoot).   I recommend the River Walk Trail (~3 miles).  It is flat and easy to walk.  There are multiple loops so you can turn back at any time. There ...

    3.1 miles 16 ft gain

  • Hike the Seven Pools Loop & Vista

    Hidden Falls Regional Park is tucked way in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, about an hour from Sacramento and a 20 minute drive off Interstate 80 and nearby the town of Auburn. Most visitors simply make a be-line for Hidden Falls and miss one ...

    4.5 miles 450 ft gain

  • Hike around Coon Creek to Hidden Falls

    --Important: 7-day a week parking reservations required until further notice during the COVID-19 crisis. Follow park social distancing measures. Learn more online, -- Not far from Californi...

    8.4 miles 968 ft gain

  • Hike Training Hill

    Training Hill is a 4.5 mile loop trail that features beautiful meadows and wildflowers, with limited views to Folsom Lake and the Auburn canyon.  The trail to Training Hill branches off from the Calcutta Falls trail right before the first cement b...

    4.5 miles 1126 ft gain

  • Hike the Quarry Trail in the Auburn SRA

    Parking in the Auburn State Recreation Area parking lot has a cost of $10.00.  Free parking is allowed on the right side of the road located on the right after driving over the bridge.  From here the Quarry Trail parking lot and Trail head are a s...

    11 miles

  • Rock Climb at the Quarry

    Many thanks to the Climbing Resource Advocates for Greater Sacramento (CRAGS) and the Access Fund for their hard work in re-opening this location to make it climbing-legal. Where to Park:Put in "Parking lot for the Quarry Trail, California 193, Au...

    2.6 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to the North Fork Dam of Lake Clementine

    Located only roughly 40 minutes from Sacramento. This trail will allow you to view and walk under the 5th largest bridge in the US as well as enjoy the waterfall spectacle of a top releasing Dam. Once reaching Old Foresthill Road from the town of ...

    4 miles

  • Bike the Lake Berryessa Loop

    Begin your ride in Vacaville, California out of Alamo Creek Park (street parking is available and free). Head north on Alamo Drive and veer left onto Foothill Drive, then left (South) onto Pleasants Valley Road. After two miles, veer left onto Che...

    55.82 miles 1007 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Shingle Springs, California

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    • El Dorado County, California

      Loon Lake Chalet

      Overview Loon Lake Chalet is situated next to Loon Lake in a granite bowl, and offers year-round, drive-to access for excellent backcountry skiing and hiking. The three-story chalet boasts excellen...

    • Lockeford, California

      The Inn At Locke House

      Looking out over the gardens and the lush foliage, an unmistakable calm has a way of washing over us and bringing everything into focus. At The Inn at Locke House, our mission is founded on providi...

      From $224/night

    • Vacaville, California

      Be Love Farm

      We have spent many years crafting our farmhouse with our mission at heart: a place where guests can come and reconnect with nature. Awaken to the sounds of a rooster call from the top of the house ...

      From $150/night

    • Vacaville, California

      Be Love Farm Barn

      Be Love Farm is a regenerative family farm where the welcome and love is palpable. It's a visit you will never get over and surely want to return to again. The food is the freshest ever as well as ...

      From $162.50/night

    • Nevada County, California


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