Hidden Falls Regional Park

4.35 out of 5
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↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,700 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The seven year old Hidden Falls Regional Park, located in the foothills between Auburn and Lincoln, has been expanded from its original 221 acres to 1,200 acres. Already built during the first phase was an observation deck allowing close-up views of the 30 foot waterfall that gives the park its name, multiple-use trails, picnic areas, and fishing access.

The expansion offers new sweeping views of the Sacramento Valley to the Sutter Buttes and beyond. Two new bridge crossings connect trail users to both sides of the Coon Creek watershed. You can also enjoy more picnic areas and a second observation deck above another waterfall.

The park is open from sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year at no charge to visitors.

Trails range from easy (fire access roads) to difficult (single track switchbacks).

Trails are very well done, some of the best new trail I have been on. Four interconected loops which would be good for new riders to expaned their skill level. We had fun doing the loops in differant ways, most climbs are on the short side. Will be a 10 rating when it is done with more miles.

IMPORTANT!: Reservations are required on the weekends and other high use days. Please visit the Placer County website at https://www.placer.ca.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Hidden-Falls-Regional-Park-53
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (20)

Granny Gear

December 21, 2018
Review: Excellent ride spots with very little technical riding as far as obstacles but LOTS of climbing and it all starts out as a downhilll but when you head back to the car it is all way up hill. Very well maintained trails. Lots of hikers in the first 1 mile and also watch out for the horses. I would rate this as middle beginner if you are in shape for the climbing. If you are not in shape the climbs will get old quickly especially the last climb out of the park.

Bunny Hop

April 29, 2018
Review: This was a great ride. There was some people and horses to share the trail with on a Saturday afternoon, but about 2 miles in there was nobody. It is a diverse trail system with everything from beginner to advanced obstacles. It has some steep gravel roads that can be slippery to climb, but also has alternative trails. The views were very nice, and many trails run along the creek and falls. It also had some black diamond technical sections. Overall, any rider level can have lots of fun here, it has trails for every skill level. Also it may be useful to note that the descent is first, so you have to climb out at the end of the day. On Saturdays and Sundays, it is required to make an online reservation for a parking space, which can be made on the hidden falls website. It also shows the fees for all day parking and part day.

Granny Gear

January 20, 2018
Review: Super fun ride. Some steep hills make it difficult to climb, can be slippery at times due to loose gravel. I wouldn't call it easy for those reasons but maybe intermediate.

Bunny Hop

January 21, 2017
Review: I'm just getting started on a MTB after a few years on a road bike. Hidden Falls is a blast, trails from beginner to very technical. Be prepared for some good climb to get back to the parking lot.


April 25, 2016
Hunter411 Gnarly  
Review: This trail system is becoming my go to trail system now. It's a good work out with 1400 ft in just 11 miles of riding.
Plenty of shade with little sun exposure. Just make sure you arrive early to get parking space.
I can't wait for the new section and parking to be added.

Granny Gear

April 6, 2015
Review: I've been riding this area for the past four weeks.
Pros. The trails are really well maintained
Trail Maps at every trail intersection
A lot of different types of trail to ride

Cons. The parks trails can get very busy
with hikers at peak hours
Parking is very limited


February 18, 2015
Hunter411 Gnarly  
Review: I would suggest not going on a holiday weekend. Cars were parking half a mile or more from the park. I plan on a weekday trip some day soon. Also plan your trip as they lock the gates a half hour after dusk. I will post more after my next visit seeing I'm just getting back into biking after 6 months I cut my trip short.

Granny Gear

December 24, 2014
John Lane Granny Gear  
Review: Fun trail system, not far off the beaten path and easy to find. Only issue I had was beating myself up and then having to climb back out! Lots of fun trails, nothing insane or crazy, but enough to keep things interesting. Not Downieville by any stretch of the imagination, but definitely a fun way to spend an afternoon or early morning...be nice to the horsey folks! Pro tip...go when its dry!

Granny Gear

June 25, 2014
Review: This park is good for beginners and others who are looking for a moderate ride. Most trails are relatively wide for single track. The one downside is that this place is frequented by horses and they leave s**t all over. It's also a dust bowl in the summer so it is best ridden once it starts to rain until late spring.


June 14, 2014
Twiddles Gramcounter  
Review: Have to disagree with most about this system. Probably because I don't like finishing on climbs. All trails are in a bowl, there are literally dozens of options to choose from but you will be criss-crossing heavily used hiking trails full of day use families spread across the width of the trails. It was hot and I was irritated by the shear number of people at this location. I would not recommend unless your local and looking for a quick workout (but then why not just go to Foresthill Divide?)

Hidden Falls Regional Park MTB Trail 4.35 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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