hiking

Day Hiker: Pointed Rocks in Cool is the sweetest lollipop trail

Looking to enjoy some wide open spaces away from the crowds? Let me share with you the sweetest lollipop trail my friend Jason introduced me to on a recent 5K fun run he organized. ...

Day Hiker: Waterfalls and riverviews

April is the perfect time to hike the well maintained Steven’s Trail in Colfax before the weather heats up. Much of this trail is exposed so make sure you take plenty of wate ...

Enjoy spring: Wildflowers, wide canyon views on Windy Point Trail

Daylight Savings time is here and Easter a week away. It is time for wildflower hikes. Teacher, author, lover of the outdoors, Eric Peach first took me to Windy Point Trail in Colf ...

A place to simply be: Rock Creek Nature Trail a short but sweet loop

Not every Valentine found a match last month. But know that there is a trail for that too. Most of us have a story of the one that got away. I can remember mine like it was yeste ...

Quarry Road Trail a great place to pop the question

The Quarry Road Trail has been the site of more than one marriage proposal. This month for Valentine’s, I am reminded that I stood at the top of Quarry Road years ago, and ...

Sweeping views: When in season, Manzanita Trail has blackberries, fig and wild grapes

One of my favorite views in the Auburn State Recreation Area is from the top of Stagecoach Trail via the Manzanita Trail. The bench at the top provides a view of all four bridges: ...

Sweeping views: When in season, Manzanita Trail has blackberries, fig and wild grapes

One of my favorite views in the Auburn State Recreation Area is from the top of Stagecoach Trail via the Manzanita Trail. The bench at the top provides a view of all four bridges: ...

Folsom hiker falls to his death

Folsom resident John Rosien, 19, was enjoying a day of hiking with two friends when he fell from a cliff above the Cave Valley climbing quarry in the Auburn State Recreation Area, ...

Another View: Lesson learned – don’t hike alone

Mickie and I used to go hiking at Hidden Falls — a great collection of trails for hikers, horse riders, and bicyclists. Hundreds of acres of varied trails, water running thro ...

Reader Input: Trail site poor choice for track

Auburn Recreation District (ARD) is developing a pump track for mountain bikes (“ARD unanimously OKs bike park location,” Journal, Dec. 20, 2013). This is a good idea ...

Why hike near Iraq/Iran?

Is the hiking of the three Berkeley grads aggressive conceit or is the UC at Berkeley graduating mindless, ill-equipped mush-heads into our midst (Journal, Sept. 26)? Did it ever c ...

For an affordable day's fun, it's hard to beat hiking

For very little cash local residents can experience the thrill of hiking on nearby trails. Roseville and Granite Bay are surrounded by various trail systems perfect for family ou ...

Man dies on Western States Trail near Auburn

A sunny afternoon trek Friday on the Western States Trail just outside Auburn turned into a grim – and ultimately unsuccessful – battle to save a man’s life after he suffered ...