Hidden Falls Regional Park Expansion Underway
Placer County is expanding the popular Hidden Falls Regional Park in the Garden Bar area north of the City of Lincoln. The current 236-acre park that opened in 2006 with seven miles of trails will grow by 961 acres and 18 miles of trails after the work is completed this year.
A grand opening of the entire 1200-acre park is expected in late 2012. Placer County's long-term vision for Hidden Falls is in time to become the centerpiece of over 6500 acres of connected and preserved lands in three watersheds in Placer and Nevada Counties, much of which will be accessible by the public.
Progress made in 2011
- Vegetation clearing for shaded fuel breaks and trails
- A covered observation deck over Coon Creek Falls. An existing observation deck is located adjacent to Hidden Falls on Deadman Creek.
- Interpretive panels installed
- Relocation and rehabilitation of existing dirt ranch roads that are prone to erosion.
Scheduled for 2012
- The network of 18 miles of trails throughout the entire 1200-acre park will be completed. The trail system will also have amenities such as kiosks, directional signage, benches, and picnic areas.
- Two additional 100-foot span bridges will be constructed over Coon Creek as part of the trail network that will give access to emergency and service vehicles.