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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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3 Replies to “Hinkle Creek Trail”

    1. 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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