PLACES TO PLAY

VISIT PLACER – OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

With its rolling hills, miles of forest, and scenic vistas, Placer County is an outdoor adventurer’s dream come true. If you prefer to hike, raft the legendary whitewater river, or hop on a bike and zoom through the countryside, there are plenty of trails to explore throughout the region.

HIDDEN FALLS

Hidden Falls Regional Park – set right in the middle of the Wine and Ale Trail – features 30 miles of multiple-use trails for hiking, running, biking and equestrian riding, and observation decks for viewing the spectacular waterfalls. Parking reservations are required on weekends, however, so please plan ahead at: visitplacer.com/hidden-falls-regional-park

AUBURN STATE RECREATION AREA

Just minutes outside historic Auburn, you can’t beat the wide range of recreation opportunities in the Auburn State Recreation Area. The historic No Hands Bridge is the entrance to many trail options. Passing under the iconic Foresthill Bridge, the Lake Clementine trail winds along the river and rewards you at the end with stunning views of the Lake Clementine Falls. visitplacer.com/auburn-state-recreation-area

Stop by the California Welcome Center in Downtown Auburn to plan an unforgettable Placer adventure or visit visitplacer.com


PLACER LAND TRUST

RECREATION ON THE TRAIL

Hit the trails with Placer Land Trust as part of your Wine & Ale Trail experience! Placer Land Trust works to protect the natural wonders and agricultural heritage that make this area special, so that future generations can enjoy it now and forever.

PICK YOUR PLEASURE

Hiking, photography, birding, camping and more — there’s a Placer Land Trust preserve or activity that’s right for you. Sign up for a docent-led hike, or venture out to a public preserve on your own (see Canyon View Preserve on map). To round out a perfect day, enjoy a picnic with a bottle of Dogface Cabernet Sauvignon, the latest collaboration between Placer Land Trust and Lone Buffalo Vineyards. Placer Land Trust permanently protects the California dogface butterfly’s habitat along the Bear River in North Auburn. 20% of the proceeds from each bottle helps Placer Land Trust to protect natural and agricultural lands in Placer County.

People are drawn to Placer County’s scenic beauty, bountiful farms and ranches, and unparalleled outdoor recreation. Spending time in nature nourishes the soul and improves wellbeing — and you’ll work up an appetite to enjoy another round of Placer County beverages and eats. Your soul and your belly will thank you!

For more information and events, visit placerlandtrust.org


MANDARIN HILLS ORCHARDS
100 YEARS OF FARMING
Mandarin Hill Orchards is like stepping back in time. Perhaps that’s because the Aguilar family has farmed in Placer County for over a century.

Stop by during Mandarin season for fresh mandarins and other citrus fruits. Check out their charming farmhouse where you can relax with delicious beverages and treats as you look out over the beautiful foothills.

Visit the first and third weekends of December for Orchard Days and enjoy crafters and fun activities.

For more information and events, visit mandarinhillorchards.com.