Mother’s Day Hike at Big Hill Preserve

Back Event May 9, 2015 @ 9 am

Not sure what to give your Mom (or other special lady in your life) for Mother’s Day? Start her day by bringing her on a special hike with us on Saturday, May 9 at 9:00am.

The trail at our Big Hill Preserves has unusual rock formations, the gently flowing Coon Creek, and spectacular panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada foothills and Sacramento Valley. These preserves at Big Hill in North Auburn are a photographer’s delight. And if we’re lucky – there may still be some wildflowers in bloom!

Here are some things you’ll need to know:

This is a wilderness outing in a natural setting, so there are no restrooms, benches, or water available. Please plan ahead and bring what you will need. We suggest you wear sturdy shoes, clothing appropriate for the weather conditions, (we suggest long pants), and a hat and sunscreen. Bring plenty of water and a brown bag lunch or snacks to enjoy along the way. Don’t forget your camera!

The hike is approximately 5 miles long, and will take 3 to 4 hours depending on the pace of the group.

Difficulty level: this hike is rated as moderate to strenuous with uphill and downhill travel, on uneven ground and rough terrain.

We have a “leave no trace” policy – if you pack it in, please pack it out.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed on our Preserves.

Participants must sign a release of liability which is available on the event website. Please print and bring it with you.

We encourage a suggested $10 minimum donation per person for our hikes. Your donation helps expand our trail system and keeps you informed of other upcoming events. Or, give a little more and become a PLT member! We accept cash or checks at the event, or you can donate online via credit card .

The hike starts in North Auburn. The deadline to sign up is Noon the Friday prior to the event. Directions and further information will be emailed after you complete the registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact Janet at