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Ancil Hoffman Loop Trail Hike
Saturday, May 18, 2024

2024 Hiking Schedule
Note:  We were originally scheduled to hike the Buttermilk Bend Trail which is closed due to slide damage.  Our leaders pivoted and selected a new hike for us.

The Woodland Outdoor Wanderers’ will hike the Ancil Hoffman Loop Trail in Carmichael Saturday, May 18, 2024.  This 3.0 mile loop trail hike is rated easy with options for additional exploring.

The park is dotted with ancient oaks and bordered on by the American River. 100 varieties of birds make their home here.  We will start with the loop trail. The trail is relatively level and shaded.  Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.  Hike down to the American River for a snack or lunch while enjoying the river. At this point you have options: hike back to your car and get on with your day, OR walk among reconstructed Maidu Indian homes, explore the Nature Study Area (no dogs here), and/or visit the renowned Effie Yeaw Nature Center (free) or hit a bucket of golf balls at the award-winning Ancil Hoffman golf course.  This hike is an easy drive from Woodland.  There is a $7.00 parking fee per car.

Hikers will gather at the Woodland Presbyterian Church, 1324 Columbia Drive, at 8:00 a.m. for a 8:15 a.m. departure, following sign-in, a hike overview and carpooling arrangements. Directions will be provided for the 45-minute drive.  

The Woodland Outdoor Wanderers is a community-based organization open to all and dedicated to introducing Yoloans to their natural and cultural environments, and to each other.  For more information email kathyjtrott@gmail.com