This trail offers a steep uphill climb to beautiful meadows and easy downhill walk. Not for the faint of heart!

Training Hill is a 4.5 mile loop trail that features beautiful meadows and wildflowers, with limited views to Folsom Lake and the Auburn canyon.  The trail to Training Hill branches off from the Calcutta Falls trail right before the first cement bridge over the American River.  Training Hill is rated as difficult for good reason - the first mile or so is a steep uphill climb, a great workout to train for other treks! The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Keep an eye out for snakes and other wildlife in the area.  Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Pack List

  • Water (and lots of it!)
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Bug spray
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RT Distance 4.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 1126 Feet
Activities Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Advanced
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

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First-Timers, Be Warned

This is a great, tough hike! Training Hill starts out with a straight mile of steep uphill hiking, so it is not for the faint of heart. But it is beautiful at the top and it's a great hill to help get you in shape or prepare for other outdoor adventures. Highly recommend this hike!

Perfect Place To Train

This hill is just what you want for backcountry ski season training or any other big out door adventure. It short, steep, and sweet


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