June 27, 2015, 3pm
Robie Point Trail $10 Parking
From Auburn take highway 49 south. As you pass under the railroad trestle and start down the hill toward the American river confluence, parking is 1/2 mile on the right. The trailhead is at the green gate marked “Gate 130 – Murphy’s Gate to Robie point.
This is an Easy to Moderate trail with some good views of the American River Canyon, Foresthill Bridge and the old Auburn Dam construction site.
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Hoffman/Effie Yeaw Center again.
Direction to Ancil Hoffman Park/Effie Yeaw Nature Center
From Woodside church: turn left onto Eastern Ave, go south.
Turn left onto Marconi Ave. Marconi Ave turns into Palm Dr after Fair Oaks Blvd intersection.
Continue on Palm Dr toward Ancil Hoffman park.
There will be a sign to turn right to Ancil Hoffman park at the junction of Palm and California Dr. Do not turn right. Staying on Palm Dr will lead to the pedestrian only park entrance. No entrance fee.
Continue on Palm Dr around the bend, and turn right to stay on Palm Dr until you get to San Lorenzo Dr. Park in front of the homes, and walk down hill on San Lorenzo to park entrance. A short walk past the park entrance is the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. We will meet at the San Lorenzo/Palm intersection.
We will spend sometime at the Nature Center ( free admission) before the hike. The Nature Center closes at 4pm.
Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed. Bring water, snacks, camera and water shoes if you plan on getting near the river to skip stones.
Jenkinson Lake at Sly Park
This is a fairly easy trail for families with young children. The dirt trail goes along the lake.
From Sacramento, take 50 East/El Dorado Fwy 48 miles to Sly Park Rd in Pollock Pines. Drive 4.5 miles south on Sly Park Rd, pass Sly Park main entrance, and turn left on Mormon Emigrant Trail. Pass two dams, and park on the right side of the road right after the second dam, near Bumpy Meadows parking area. We will meet at the Bumpy Meadows trail head. Parking is free on the side of the road. It will cost $5 to park at the Bumpy Meadows parking. Dogs are allowed on the trail but not in the water.
We will have a picnic supper after the hike.
You may bring swimwear and towels/slippers to play in the water.
Travel time: about 65 minutes one way.