Hinkle Creek Trail


It took me awhile, but I finally got around to exploring the nearby Hinkle Creek Trail. Over the last few years there’s been some controversy around a plan by the City of Folsom to build a road right through this small greenbelt for a sewer maintenance road. The plan called for ripping out as many as 250 mature oak trees — and that sounded like a really terrible idea to a lot of people who live in the area and love the trail. ¬†Fortunately, it seems a compromise is now being worked out to allow for the needed maintenance without destroying the trees.

I visited this 1.5 mile trail early one weekday morning and had the entire place to myself. It’s a wonderfully peaceful pocket of nature in the middle of suburbia. Hopefully it will be here for generations to come.



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  1. The 1.5 miles walk must be pleasant. I’m glad the trees were not torn down. When Orange County was developing, many orange patches was eliminated to give way to concrete buildings!

    • I really hate to see such areas destroyed. I think a lot of people don’t realize — or care — how important these places are for our physical and mental well-being, as well as for the environment.

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