2017 Summer Hiking Series

The Land Trust is proud of the work we've accomplished in our 25+ years of history and delighted to showcase some of the properties our supporters have allowed us to protect and preserve. Join us for a hike this summer!

Lower Carpenter Valley

Access to Lower Carpenter Valley is available on docent-led hikes only this summer while we work to install trails and parking to better protect this hotspot for biodiversity. Check out the schedule for hikes in Carpenter Valley and register here.

 

Point Mariah, Royal Gorge

Photo credit: Susan Johnson

The highlight of this 5-mile moderate route is a viewpoint down 4,000 feet into the Royal Gorge of the North Fork of the American River. Register here to join us July 16 for our annual hike to Point Mariah.

 

Lacey Valley Hike near Webber Lake

Photo credit: Elizabeth Carmel

The Lacey Valley Trail, a little over three miles long, offers an easy hike and the promise of spectacular wildflower viewing and birding. This trail was once the main access route to Summit City, an old gold mining town that boasted a popultion of over 4,000 in the 1860's. Register here to join us August 19 for our hike through Lacey Valley.

 

Mount Lola Hike

Photo credit: Geoff Griffin

The views from the top of the 9147 foot Mount Lola are not to be missed and you’ll get plenty of exercise hiking to the top. The distance from the trailhead to the summit is about 5.5 miles and the total ascent is about 3200 feet. Along the way, you’ll pass through Cold Stream Meadow, a wildflower lover’s dream, and with the snows of 2017, we’ll be sure to have a dazzling wildflower display as late as early September. Register here to join us September 8 to summit Mount Lola.