Park. The park has a very wide variety of trails in about 700 acres.
There will be plenty of fun for all skill levels. Games are also planned
for the afternoon, with details to be announced.
10:00 am, to get our weekend off
to a more relaxed start.
Get directions and maps on the Maps page.
The lot is small, and there isn't anyplace nearby that's legal
to park. It may be necessary for us to stack up the cars, basically parking
some cars in. No problem, as we should all be leaving at about the
About the park:
There are a lot of short, different, interconnected trails in this 700+
acre park. Some are easy fire road, and a few are insane singletrack.
All have hills, unless you stay real close to the lake, which you have
to climb a hill to get to. Riders are welcome to explore on their own,
but I plan to lead an organized group to specific areas of the park.
Page description of the park
We will go up the main trail from the gate, and keep to the left at the
top. From the park map, I believe the route we want is the Upper Tilley
Trail, to the Manzanita Trail, which contains a great technical downhill.
Then we will loop back toward the (Upper) lake and onto the Rock Gardens
trail. This one has lots of fun rocks to play on. From there, we will
loop around to one of two cave areas in the park. The one that's furthest
from the park entrance is the more scenic, and both can be dangerous to
climb into and out of, so use your judgment. They aren't really caves;
just holes in the rock, with steep approaches.
Because Rockville park is so small, we can go back to our cars and have
a picnic lunch. There isn't much near the park in the way of restaurants,
I recommend bringing your own, or stopping for something on the way there.
Games and Quarry areas:
After lunch, we can concentrate on the quarry areas of the park, which
are north of the main entrance. The area between the Quarry and Upper
Quarry Trails is where we will do our organized games. There is another
quarry area up past the north gate. It's very scenic and interesting,
but is covered with broken glass so I don't know if we'll use it for anything
other than just passing through. Depending on the amount of time and volunteers
we have, we will set up games on the rocky surfaces of the quarry. Possible
- Uphill hopping contest
- Possible non-uphill hopping contest(s), such
as a hopping slalom
- Riding between the lines, which I really liked
- Whatever else we come up with
Before we settled on Mark & Monica's for for our big group dinner,
I was thinking of doing it at Mana Japanese, which is near my house. I
would like to invite anyone who's interested to sample some of the best
sushi (or "regular" Japanese cuisine) in Sacramento.