Humbug-Willow Creek Trail

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Trail Distance: 15 miles
Time Estimate: 5 hr 50 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description

Sacramento is a bustling city in northern California. It's not the first place that will come to mind when you're looking for a hike, but in the city's suburban city of Folsom, there's a lovely urban hike that spans over 15 miles called the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail. The trail shows off all the rural and urban perks of the area while maintaining an even path made from concrete, with a 6-foot girth for hikers and bikers.

The trail itself has many starting and ending points, but one of the best places to start is at the Elvie Perazzo Briggs Park. The park is close to the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and Folsom Lake, offering sights of the lake and the natural area surrounding it. At the park, you can find amenities like bathrooms, water fountains, trash bins, picnic tables, and clean-up bags to stock up on before going on your hike. The trail begins on the east side of the park, where you'll have to cross the road.

The trail showcases perfectly the natural and urban wonders of the area, as it winds through neighborhoods, shopping centers, rural fields, and through a dozen parks! The trail makes up multiple loops along the way, with access and exit points at each park along with restrooms and water fountains in The Parkway Neighborhood Park, Philip Cohn Park, and Cummings Family Park where there is also a dog park for Fido to run off leash in..

The trail ends at the Willow Creek Recreation Area, a lush green area with parking and restrooms along the confluence of American River into Lake Natoma. Thanks to the loops, it's easy to head back and explore new parks, scenery, and neighborhoods on your way back with Fido. The trail itself is perfect for all hikers, and thanks to its close location to the city, shows off all the beauty in nature and around the city.

Trail Features
Beach, Forest, Lake, River, Desert, Easy Incline, Diverse Landscape, Mountains, Grassland, Urban
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Portions of the trail are unshaded and can head up the concrete, so wear sunscreen and bring walking boots for your pup so they don't burn their paws. The trail crosses over multiple streets, so keep a watchful eye out for traffic when crossing the street.
Address
Elvie Perazzo Briggs Park, 125 Manseau Dr
Folsom, CA 95630
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Address
Elvie Perazzo Briggs Park, 125 Manseau Dr
Folsom, CA 95630
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset