western states trail

Volunteers take to popular riverside parkway

Fanned out across the banks of the confluence, volunteers took to the popular parkway Monday to hunt down trash left by the visitors who frequent the spot. The small, but effectiv ...

New Canyon Creek bridge construction moves ahead

Construction has started again on a new bridge on the Western States Trail spanning Canyon Creek near Auburn. The bridge is intended to provide a safer passage over the creek. Rai ...

Reader Input: Land should remain free

I find it impossible to believe that the Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) the very organization that started charging ten dollars a day to park on state HWY 49 because it needed ...

New bridge to cross Canyon Creek near Auburn

A tricky, water crossing over Canyon Creek along the Western States Trail near Auburn will soon be spanned by a bridge. The 34-foot-long bridge is being built at the bottom of a w ...

Horse owners shepherd Placer County’s trails

It’s been an uphill battle, preserving equestrian trails in one of the fastest-growing counties in the state, but a coalition of local horse owners has held the line for thre ...

Auburn temperatures soar but some like it hot

Some want to beat the heat. Others choose to escape it. Auburn’s Jeff Buck thrives in it, with a few precautionary measures. With temperatures taking off into the torrid t ...

Reader Input: Thanks for helping to find runner

ShadowChase Running Club of Modesto extends a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the Placer County Search and Rescue team for its hard work and dedication in finding one of our mem ...

Missing runner rescued: ‘I’m grateful’

A Modesto man who had been missing for two days – and who spent two nights outside, in minimal running clothes during a snowstorm – was rescued Tuesday. Search crews f ...

Search continues near Foresthill for missing Modesto man

FORESTHILL — Search crews set out amid the rain and snow Monday and continued to look for Robert Root, 55, of Modesto, who vanished a day earlier while running with a group o ...

American Fire’s burned trails near Foresthill to stay closed until May

 The U.S. Forest Service has assessed conditions on two popular trails in the American Fire burn footprint and is keeping stretches of the Western States Trail and OHV Trail L ...