trails

Another step toward North Auburn-area public-private trail network

A long-planned trails network linking Placer Land Trust, private land holdings and a Placer County park into a single trail network remains on track. Key pieces of land and roadwa ...

New trails being blazed through North Auburn oak woodland

A new 3-mile section of trail is being blazed in North Auburn’s Taylor Ranch Preserve as part of a Placer Land Trust effort to ultimately link the Bear River to the north wit ...

Another View: Trail and error: Here are tips for safe sharing

The controversy about the proposed bike park in Auburn is about safety. The reason that horsefolk are a little frantic about safety is because the horse is an unusual creature. Gen ...

Reader Input: Relax, control your mount

Bikes need to slow down on tight trails  (“User groups still at odds over bike park location,” Journal, April 2). Equestrians need to nicely take control of meet ...

Reader Input: We can share the same trails

Yes, they can share the trail just like bikes and cars share the road (“Horse people need to lighten up, share,” Reader Input, April 3). All it takes is for common cour ...

Reader Input: Horse people need to lighten up, share

What is it with these horse people (“User groups still at odds over bike park location,” Journal, April 2)? They feel they have the divine right of kings as the only on ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Tests back on jail inmate who died; Fundraising begins to replace missing film plaque; Endurance committee holding trail safety meeting; AUSD superintendent search

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: The toxicology tests have been returned in the death of an inmate at Placer County Jail. Reporter Gus Thomson will be writing about what was found and ...

Don?t pooh-pooh 700,000 horses

I’m writing in response to (Jon Brandt, Auburn State Recreation Area) Ranger’s comment from the May 29 article entitled “Mountain bikers, equestrians try to play ...

Mountain bikers, equestrians try to play nice on trails

The scenic and challenging trails in the Auburn area have become a favorite for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. With the pleasant weather and the American River as a backd ...

Set aside trails for unfettered dogs

I seem to have become the unwitting poster child for off-leash hiking, in your newspaper (“Leash your dog — no excuses,” Our View, Feb. 1). I love hiking in nature with my do ...

Take a hike for winter fitness fix

Hiking is a great way to stay active through the winter months. We have seemingly limitless possibilities out our Auburn backyard. Generally speaking, the key to fitness is consist ...

Our View: Leash your dog – no excuses

We enjoy our beautiful scenery and animals in the foothills. To continue enjoying both, we need to treat our shared outdoor public spaces with respect. And that includes keeping ou ...

Proper etiquette needed for pooches on trails

Local trails can be a place to connect with nature but have also been the site of conflicts when animals and humans sometimes get too close. Frequent trail rider Luanne Thomas and ...

How hikers can celebrate the Earth

The Journal asked Eric Peach, conservation chairman with Protect American River Canyons, what five things hikers could do to celebrate the Earth as part of Earth Day, which is toda ...

No Shockley trails for at least a year

The Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District board said there will be no trail development on the Shockley property for at least a year. After a heated discussion that one direct ...