The trail head is behind UA Theaters on Eureka!
Updated on Nov. 9, 2012: This local dirt trail is ideal for getting the kids outdoors. There is a stream with beaver dams, indian grinding rocks, shade, and room to run. First I am posting new photos of the dazzling autumn colors (not edited or enhanced) from my hike yesterday (Nov, 2012) then the previously written article, photos, and information I had posted here before will follow.
|Often you see ducks and geese here and occasionally some other wildlife.|
|Here in our community is this wonderful trail with rolling hills, trees, wildlife, a pond, and as strenuous or easy a hike as you personally choose.|
|This is one view of the pond in Miners Ravine that invites geese, ducks, and other wildlife. Its a great place for a picnic with the kids!|
|This is where you leave the paved bike trail and head into the woods. It will be on your left just after you cross a foot bridge.|
|Foothill Hikers introduced me to this area or I wouldn't have know to get off of the bike trails!|
|At times you will walk along the creek and often in the shade.|
|Soon you'll see the beaver dam and evidence of their residency!|
|There are a couple of dams in place although I guess for flood reasons, sometimes they get disturbed. The beavers are ambitious though and they erect new ones!|
|A little history here in our own backyard...historic indian grinding rocks!|
|Remember to look up for wildlife too! Birds of prey live here as well as garden variety birds.|
|Miners Ravine Trail Map|
Difficulty: This can be easy to moderate as a hike. It would make a nice trail run also.
Location: It is in the Rocklin/Roseville area but easy access for Sacramento and Loomis right off of 80 near 65. I park at the back of the UA Theaters parking lot on Eureka Road near the marked trail head . It is posted and leaves the parking lot paved as a bicycle trail, but you'll turn off and hike as shown above.
You can park on the dead end street at the other end of the loop by taking Sierra College Road east off of Highway 80. Turn right on El Don Road. Turn left on Foothill Road. At the corner you turn right and it is then Greenbrae. Follow it to the end taking the left fork as shown on the map below.
|Click on this Miners Ravine Trail elevation profile and see the details clearly.|
updated Nov. 2012