First Day Hikes Sacramento

Keeping with the theme of the event we featured in “Taste,” help get your 2018 health goals off to a great start with First Day Hikes, which will be taking place in parks all across the United States. Here in the Sacramento region, you’ll have numerous options to walk off your NYE hangover and take in some of our area’s gorgeous natural attractions. For example, check out the Monroe Ridge Trail in El Dorado County. Hikes from this location will begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (for those of you who went particularly hard the night before) and will meet at the park museum. This is a strenuous to moderate hike. Children age 9 and older may attend, but you’ll have to get a sitter for your fur babies. Call (530) 622-3470 in case of heavy rain for cancellation information. Another nearby option is the Rim Trail at the Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park in Nevada County. This 3.29-mile hike will offer views of spectacular pit and canyon walls excavated by hydraulic mining in the late 1800s. Children age 8 and older are welcome, but your pup will have to stay home. For more info, go to Or, head to Auburn State Recreation Area (501 El Dorado St., Auburn) for a ranger-led, 3.5-mile moderate hike. Children and dogs are welcome (woof!). This hike will take 3 to 4 hours, so bring snacks and water. For more info, visit Auburn State Recreation Area on Facebook. Get your move on, Sacramento, and Happy New Year!!!