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Deer Creek Hills Preserve

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Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
916-612-3719

January 2022

Docent Only: Field Training Hike

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free
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Guided by Miki Fujitsubo with input from fellow lead docents, this outing will review how to successfully contribute to fun and safe guided public tours at Deer Creek Hills Preserve. New docents are encouraged to attend, to increase your comfort and confidence on the property. Returning and lead docents are also asked to participate, for a helpful refresher and to share your knowledge and experience. Rough Agenda To Be Covered What to Bring  / What Not to Bring Basic Skills…

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February 2022

Self-Guided Hikes

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00 95 tickets left
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Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Gold Rush History Hike

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
drawing of men on horseback

Step back in time and join us for the Deer Creek Gold Rush. Lead docent David Scharlach will guide us on a hike 3-miles long and a century and a half back in time as he retells the story of the search for gold at Deer Creek. In 1849, it is said that a gold nugget the size of your fist was found nearby on the Cosumnes River at Cooks Bar. By 1850, the town that sprang up there boasted…

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Self-Guided Hikes

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00 88 tickets left
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Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Guided Mushroom Meander

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00

What grows at Deer Creek Hills Preserve? This month's docent-guided natural history hike (second Saturday of every month, Feb-May) will be a 2-3 mile Mushroom Meander. Join our docents who will share what they have discovered in the way of macrofungi this past week. This will be a slow moving stroll through the blue, live and valley oaks on the property. A short informational handout will be provided. A camera and hand lens will be helpful in this exploration. As…

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Docent Only: Equestrian Ride

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free
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Let's get ready for spring season! This is a docent-only ride for new and returning 2022 equestrian docents. Be sure you've completed docent orientation and signed your DocuSign packet before registering. BYO horse and gear, including a muck bucket and water for your horse after the ride. Registration closes at 6pm on Friday. If you have questions about this outing or the docent program, please contact SVC Program Coordinator, Carly Amatisto at (916) 612-3719 or outreach@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org

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Upland Birding

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Thomas and Lisa birding at Deer Creek Hills

Docents welcome all ages of new and experienced birders alike, who are ready to tackle this 3-4 mile off-trail walk through open grasslands that overlie the Gopher Ridge (metavolcanic) Formation. Open grassland habitat in the Sacramento area continues to disappear making this local resource ever more important. These are hunting grounds for winter resident raptors such as Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawks and year-round residents such as Red-tailed Hawks and burrowing Owls. Falcons are represented by the year-round American Kestrel and…

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Self-Guided Hikes

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00 99 tickets left
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Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Equestrian Ride

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
people riding horses in a field

Buddy up with your horse and take a docent-led equestrian adventure, traveling over the rolling hills, and maneuvering past outcrops of rocks along the trail’s edge. Take in the golden grasses and tree-studded horizons of this pristine protected landscape. BYO horse and gear, including a muck bucket and water for your horse after the ride. Groups travel at a walk and are usually from 8-10 in size. Horses and riders should be accustomed to riding in groups and in open…

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Self-Guided Hikes

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00 95 tickets left
people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Woodland Mindfulness

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
people sitting on yoga mats in a meadow

"We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to Nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves..." ~Andy Goldsworthy, Artist Please join SVC Docents on a guided, gentle "mindfulness" hike among the Blue Oak Woodland. We will explore Nature while doing some gentle stretching and yoga (no previous yoga experience required), breathing, Nature observation/discussion, and mindfulness exercises. The walk will be about 1-2 casual miles…

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March 2022

Self-Guided Hikes

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00 100 tickets left
people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Pioneers History Hike

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
drawing of settlers in the mountains

Real life Solomon Miser will take you from his homestead into the hills of Deer Creek to reminisce about coming to California before the gold rush, the wagon train he led West and his neighbors and early settlers like Jared Sheldon, Bill Daylor and William Hartnell. Join Deer Creek Hills historian David Scharlach as he tells of the amazing first owners of Deer Creek Hills including a cowboy Casanova, a drunken scoundrel and murderer, the intrepid teenage daughter (and survivor)…

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Equestrian Ride

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
people riding horses in a field

Buddy up with your horse and take a docent-led equestrian adventure, traveling over the rolling hills, and maneuvering past outcrops of rocks along the trail’s edge. Take in the golden grasses and tree-studded horizons of this pristine protected landscape. BYO horse and gear, including a muck bucket and water for your horse after the ride. Groups travel at a walk and are usually from 8-10 in size. Horses and riders should be accustomed to riding in groups and in open…

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Self-Guided Hikes

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00 100 tickets left
people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Guided Blue Oak Woodland

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00

What grows at Deer Creek Hills Preserve? Explore California's unique landscape—a Blue Oak Woodland. On this wildflower grassland your Naturalist will help sharpen your senses as they lead you under the oak canopy pointing out the interconnected world of insects, birds, plants, animals and even the lowly fungi that weave together this amazing ecosystem. Taking you back in time, you'll discover the bounty Native Americans found on this land. It served as grocery store, pharmacy and Home Depot! Walking the…

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South Pond Birding

March 19 @ 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00

Join experienced docents for a venture to the southern part of Deer Creek Hills, Sacramento's largest open space preserve. The lovely South Pond is home to Wilson's Snipe, Sora and vocal (and many times visible) Virginia Rail. Up to 31 Snipe have been observed at one time sunning themselves along the pond's edge. Loggerhead Shrike are occasional visitors here as well. We will make a nice transect through the old growth blue oak woodland looking for winter and year-round resident…

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Self-Guided Hikes

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00 100 tickets left
people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Equestrian Ride

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00 10 tickets left
people riding horses in a field

Buddy up with your horse and take a docent-led equestrian adventure, traveling over the rolling hills, and maneuvering past outcrops of rocks along the trail’s edge. Take in the golden grasses and tree-studded horizons of this pristine protected landscape. BYO horse and gear, including a muck bucket and water for your horse after the ride. Groups travel at a walk and are usually from 8-10 in size. Horses and riders should be accustomed to riding in groups and in open…

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Self-Guided Hikes

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00 100 tickets left
people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Woodland Mindfulness

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
people sitting on yoga mats in a meadow

"We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to Nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves..." ~Andy Goldsworthy, Artist Please join SVC Docents on a guided, gentle "mindfulness" hike among the Blue Oak Woodland. We will explore Nature while doing some gentle stretching and yoga (no previous yoga experience required), breathing, Nature observation/discussion, and mindfulness exercises. The walk will be about 1-2 casual miles…

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April 2022

Self-Guided Hikes

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Self-Guided Hikes

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Self-Guided Hikes

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Self-Guided Hikes

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Woodland Mindfulness

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
people sitting on yoga mats in a meadow

"We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to Nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves..." ~Andy Goldsworthy, Artist Please join SVC Docents on a guided, gentle "mindfulness" hike among the Blue Oak Woodland. We will explore Nature while doing some gentle stretching and yoga (no previous yoga experience required), breathing, Nature observation/discussion, and mindfulness exercises. The walk will be about 1-2 casual miles…

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Self-Guided Hikes

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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May 2022

Self-Guided Hikes

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Self-Guided Hikes

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Self-Guided Hikes

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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Self-Guided Hikes

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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people hiking in meadow

Hike, stroll, meander or run. Self-guided hikes are for YOU! Explore the marked trails of Deer Creek Hills Preserve at your own speed Saturdays from February-May. Visitors MUST: Pre-register and pay before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. If the fee is a burden please request a fee waiver by emailing info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.og.…

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