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Great Hiking and Camping Near Sacramento

The Sacramento, California area is rife with outstanding hiking and camping opportunities. When hiking and camping near Sacramento, avail yourself to these three great hiking trails and enjoy family-friendly campground fun at McClellan RV Park.

Hiking Near Sacramento

1. Auburn’s Quarry Trail

Located about 28 minutes northeast of McClellan RV Park, is a 3.5-mile trail (one-way) that enables you to explore limestone mining of the past. The Quarry Trailhead has a small parking lot that will cost $10, but is free with California State Parks annual pass.

Journey along the American River Canyon and see caves and remnants of mining in this level hike, which is aptly named for its past. The trail is relatively easy, and goes along a former railroad route that was once used to transport limestone.

Stop for lunch at one of the picnic areas, just a mile in. It’s also ideal for children as the trail has been worn down over time, and is even safe for strollers.

2. Redbud Trail

Located approximately 10 miles from McClellan RV Park, this 8.8-mile out-and-back trail rolls over oak-dotted hills, and drops to the banks of Cache Creek, then leads you to a beautiful meadow with picture-perfect views.

The trail along the ridge is gorgeous, as you hike through the blue oak woodland on your way down to the creek. Along the way, expect to see Box Elder, Valley Oak, Arroyo, and Sandbar Willow, California Grape, and Cottonwood. You might see black bears, and Tule Elk.

3. Southside Park

This 19.9-acre park is an urban option. But if you’re toting kids then this will make their day:

  • Lake with fishing piers
  • Adventure play area (ages 5 to 12)
  • Rubber-surfaced area (under 2 years)
  • Art sculptures, raised planters, picnic tables & benches

  • Bike racks
  • Par course with four fitness stations
  • Three-quarter-mile jogging trail
  • Swimming and wading pool

Other brightly colored play features (with protective rubber surfacing) are in fun shapes of various planets; they and the concrete paving with colored sun pattern all contribute to a cool solar system motif.

About McClellan RV Park

Located in close proximity to the three mentioned parks & trails, McClellan RV Park hosts RVs with longer term stays. Many visitors include workers at PG&E, Kaiser, and other places in the area, as well as those here to see our beautiful area. Book your stay now!

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