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Trip Date:  01/12/2015

: 10.5 Miles

Vertical Gain: 150'

Group Size: 1
Hike Rating:  Easy   Moderate   Hard   Strenuous
New York Creek Hike
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New York Creek Area Elevation Profile
Start Coordinates:   N 38 44.867, W 121 03.603     End Coordinates:   Same as Start Coordinates  
Car Shuttle Req'd:   No Parking Directions:   Take Salmon Falls Road north from El Dorado Hills.  Just past FredLena Ln and Easy Ln on your left, you will see a sign for Falcon Crest on the left hand side at the coordinates provided.  This is the area to park.  There is no charge to park here.
Hazards of Note:   Rattlesnakes, ticks, poison oak, mountain lions. Crowd Factor:   Moderate to busy.  On the weekends especially this area is popular but the further out you get the less people you will run into along the way.
General Notes:
The hike starts out at a signpost near the left side of the parking area.  You will come to a junction very early in the hike, and turn left, away from the the sign to "Potable Water."  About another half mile there is a smaller junction to the left that you will take, once again away from a sign a little further up the incorrect trail that points to Potable Water.  If you miss this simply turn around and head back to the junction to take the smaller trail south.
This trail stays between the water area on your west and private homes on the east side.  Many owner access trails come down from homes to meet the main trail, but it is easy to stay on and wind around for a couple of miles.  You will cross New York Creek at a large trestle bridge, and then head back north again on the opposite side of the water area.  Stay on this for as long as you want to go (all the way to Brown's Ravine if you desire) or turn around at any point to make this an out and back trip.

First junction on the trail.  You will go left here away from Potable Water. First junction
This area is wonderfully green and lush in the wintertime.
Area in the winter
Coming up on the relatively new bridge across New York creek. New York Trestle Bridge
Headed across the new span. Heading across the bridge
Even after 10 years in the woods this cache was in particularly good shape.
Look what I found
Can you spot the bird in the middle of the lake?  Not sure the type, but I know it was definitely a buoy. Buoy bird Buoy bird
Some nice views of the half-filled lake as you come around the tip of the peninsula. Views up the lake
Another shot of the lake and the area beyond near where this hike started. More of the lake
A typical look at the trail environs, including part of the Flagstaff Hill area of the mid peninsula across the lake. Typical trail view
GPS Track of the full hike. GPS Track of Hike