Best Hiking Trails around Rancho Cordova

Best Hiking Trails around Rancho Cordova

Get in touch with nature with these hiking trails around Rancho Cordova!

Hagan Community Park

Hagan Community Park is our most popular park! Besides taking Insta-worthy pictures and having picnics, Hagan Community Park also supplies serene walking trails. The American River Parkway Foundation hosts their annual community event, Run the Parkway, at Hagan as well. You can take part in their Unlimited Nature Walk during the marathon, so make sure you keep an eye out for more updates on the event!

Hagan Community Park walking trail

Fair Oaks Bluff Park Reserve

Make sure to visit our neighbor, Fair Oaks, and their lovely hiking trail! This hiking trail is short and sweet with cliffs that make it a great spot overlooking the American River. Since parking is limited, we recommend adding an extra mile to your adventure by parking at Village Fair Oaks. We also recommend hiking close to Golden Hour for a breathtaking experience.

American River via Bannister Park

The American River Parkway is known for its many options for recreational activities, but its hiking trails are a must! This hike is an easy two (2) miles with paved roads. There’s lots of shade and sunlight, which is perfect for walking your dog (don’t forget the leash and doggy bags!) and birding. While this is an easy and accessible hike, we recommend following the small trails to avoid bikers and heavy foot traffic.

Lake Natoma Trail

If you’re up for a challenge, then Lake Natoma American River Trail is the perfect hike for you! This 11.5-mile hike is a looped trail that surrounds the peninsula. While on your hike, you can encounter herons, water-lovers from the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, and more! Although you must pay a parking fee, the views and the exercise are worth it.

After your hike, make sure to reward yourself with a craft brew from LogOff Brewing; one of our Barrel District partners! Just like most of these trails, this place is dog- and family-friendly.

Hidden Falls Regional Park

Located in Auburn, Hidden Falls Regional Park is an open area with various trails in the oak woodlands of the Sierra Nevada Hills. The Park provides many multiuse trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. This 30-mile park also has fishing spots, picnic areas, and waterfalls!

Pro-tip: If you plan on visiting on the weekend, reserve your parking pass here! The Park requires reservations on weekends only and is accessible through their online parking reservation system, so make sure you have it prepared before leaving the house.

After a long hike, reward yourself by visiting one of our partners in the Sierra Foothills wine country!

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