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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

March 2021

Teacher Appreciation Hike

March 31, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
teachers hike free

Teachers Hike Free! You've worked hard and taken on so many new challenges this past year. We are grateful for all you do for our community. Let us say thank you by offering some free time in nature. Relax, unwind, get away from your webcam, and remember what silence sounds like. This special spring break hike is being offered exclusively to teachers and their families. COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the…

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April 2021

Self-Guided Hikes SOLD OUT

April 3, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Equestrian Ride

April 3, 2021 @ 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

April 4, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Self-Guided Hikes SOLD OUT

April 10, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Equestrian Ride SOLD OUT

April 10, 2021 @ 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 SOLD OUT

April 11, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Self-Guided Hikes

April 17, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Self-Guided Hikes

April 18, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Self-Guided Hikes

April 24, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Equestrian Ride

April 24, 2021 @ 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 CANCELLED

April 25, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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May 2021

Self-Guided Hikes

May 1, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Equestrian Ride SOLD OUT

May 1, 2021 @ 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

May 2, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 60 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Self-Guided Hikes

May 8, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 60 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Equestrian Ride

May 8, 2021 @ 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…

Find out more »

Self-Guided Hikes

May 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Self-Guided Hikes

May 15, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Self-Guided Hikes

May 16, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Self-Guided Hikes

May 23, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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Self-Guided Hikes

May 29, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
people walking a meadow

COVID-19 Exposure and Illness Prevention Following CDC guidelines, we are limiting group activities on the Preserve. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed access per day. Pre-registration with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Please review the Deer Creek Hills Preserve COVID 19 Safety Protocols We believe time spent outdoors is essential for people’s health and well-being. With careful planning and visitor cooperation, we can mitigate risks to still…

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June 2021

Mountain Bike Monday

June 21, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

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Mountain Bike Monday

June 28, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

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July 2021

Mountain Bike Monday

July 5, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

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Mountain Bike Monday

July 12, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

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Mountain Bike Monday

July 19, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

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Mountain Bike Monday

July 26, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

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August 2021

Mountain Bike Monday

August 2, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

Find out more »

Mountain Bike Monday

August 9, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

Find out more »

Mountain Bike Monday

August 16, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

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Mountain Bike Monday

August 23, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

Find out more »

Mountain Bike Monday

August 30, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

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September 2021

Mountain Bike Monday

September 6, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

Find out more »

Mountain Bike Monday

September 13, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

Find out more »

Mountain Bike Monday

September 20, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

Find out more »

Mountain Bike Monday

September 27, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

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October 2021

Self-Guided Hikes

October 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $20.00
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 October-November. Pre-registration before 6pm Friday with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate (season pass holders with a digital waiver on file only need to register for each week). Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online, leaving a few…

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Mountain Bike Monday

October 4, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

Find out more »

Self-Guided Hikes

October 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $20.00
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 October-November. Pre-registration before 6pm Friday with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Donations are vital to maintaining and Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. There are 3 trail options: North Pond…

Find out more »

Mountain Bike Monday

October 11, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

Find out more »

Self-Guided Hikes

October 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
+ Google Map
Free – $20.00
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 October-November. Pre-registration before 6pm Friday with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Donations are vital to maintaining and Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. There are 3 trail options: North Pond…

Find out more »

Mountain Bike Monday

October 18, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

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Self-Guided Hikes

October 23, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
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 October-November. Pre-registration before 6pm Friday with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Donations are vital to maintaining and Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. There are 3 trail options: North Pond…

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Self-Guided Hikes

October 30, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
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 October-November. Pre-registration before 6pm Friday with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Donations are vital to maintaining and Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. There are 3 trail options: North Pond…

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November 2021

Mountain Bike Monday

November 1, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. In observance with public health safety precautions, this offering is limited by a 50 person capacity, and is only made available to individuals who comply with the following guidelines: Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC…

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Self-Guided Hikes

November 6, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
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 October-November. Pre-registration before 6pm Friday with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Donations are vital to maintaining and Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. There are 3 trail options: North Pond…

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Self-Guided Hikes

November 13, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
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 October-November. Pre-registration before 6pm Friday with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Donations are vital to maintaining and Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. There are 3 trail options: North Pond…

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Self-Guided Hikes

November 20, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
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 October-November. Pre-registration before 6pm Friday with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Donations are vital to maintaining and Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. There are 3 trail options: North Pond…

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Self-Guided Hikes

November 27, 2021 @ 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 – $20.00
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 October-November. Pre-registration before 6pm Friday with a non-refundable $10 per person charge, and completing a liability waiver before arriving are mandatory to participate. Donations are vital to maintaining and Preserve and offering public outings. Consider donating online or leaving a few bucks in the donation jar at the registration table. There are 3 trail options: North Pond…

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Thanksgiving Weekend Equestrian Ride

November 27, 2021 @ 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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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
yoga in a meadow

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
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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Gold Rush History SOLD OUT

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
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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SOLD OUT 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
people riding horses in a field

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
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

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
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
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 POSTPONED

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

POSTPONED Following recommendations from the State Veterinarian to prevent the potential spread of EHM, this ride has been postponed. Registered riders will be contacted via email if a new date is scheduled. Stay safe in the meantime. SUMMARY 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,…

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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
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

How A Blue Oak Woodland Grows in Drought. The increasingly drier and hotter climate in the Sacramento Valley is rapidly changing the Deer Creek landscape. Blue oaks have evolved over millennia to respond to drought in some unique ways. Learn about the survival strategies of California’s blue oaks which grow nowhere else. We will wander under the trees to examine the microcosm of life they support and the mechanisms they use to stay alive under changing climate conditions. Wildflowers have…

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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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CANCELED: 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
people hiking in meadow

We are so happy to say that there will be some much needed rain! However, due to the steady showers forecasted throughout the entire day we have decided to cancel this hike. If you purchased tickets, please contact our staff to transfer to another date. Weather permitting, we will host hikes every Saturday through the month of May. We are unable to offer refunds. You can also opt to donate ticket fees to maintenance and stewardship projects on the Preserve.…

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Equestrian Ride POSTPONED

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
people riding horses in a field

POSTPONED Following recommendations from the State Veterinarian to prevent the potential spread of EHM, this ride has been postponed. Registered riders will be contacted via email if a new date is scheduled. Stay safe in the meantime. SUMMARY 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…

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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
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

Native Americans History Hike

April 2 @ 8:30 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
miwok native americans sitting in a group

Artifacts from the "first" Native Americans (Paleo-Indians) have been found at Deer Creek Hills and date back 18,000 to 12.000 years ago! There is further Evidence that they have thrived here for roughly the last 6,000 years! But the Gold Rush migration and westward settlement brought their rapid decline and decimated their ancient culture. You will have a unique chance to personally examine stone tools found by archeologists nearby that have been dated to this period during a hike on…

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Self-Guided Hikes

April 2 @ 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 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

April 2 @ 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

April 9 @ 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 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 Woodland Tour

April 9 @ 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
purple lupine field at sunset

How A Blue Oak Woodland Grows in Drought. The increasingly drier and hotter climate in the Sacramento Valley is rapidly changing the Deer Creek landscape. Blue oaks have evolved over millennia to respond to drought in some unique ways. Learn about the survival strategies of California’s blue oaks which grow nowhere else. We will wander under the trees to examine the microcosm of life they support and the mechanisms they use to stay alive under changing climate conditions. Wildflowers have…

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Self-Guided Hikes

April 16 @ 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 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

April 16 @ 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

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 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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Equestrian Ride

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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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Docent’s Choice Birding

April 30 @ 7:00 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

The route for this outing will depend on the weather, bird migration activity, nesting activity and scouting results from the docents earlier in the week, plus input from the guests. Sunrise is at 6:15 and the weather in late April can be unpredictable, so layered clothing, a hat, sunscreen and water are advisable. Docents have a fair knowledge of local wildflowers, insects and the natural landscape in addition to the local birds. So if you are curious about something, just…

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Self-Guided Hikes

April 30 @ 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 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

April 30 @ 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
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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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May 2022

Self-Guided Hikes

May 7 @ 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
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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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Archaeology Hike

May 7 @ 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
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Archaeology of Deer Creek Hills These beautiful hills will disclose to us clues that may link the mysterious paleolithic Indians of 12,000 years ago with the early nomadic hunters of 6000 years ago and the seasonal travelers from 600 years ago and sooner.  We will find the sites that overlay the rush for gold upon the remnants of native habitation.  Actual artifacts from nearby areas will assist us.  So much time to traverse in just three miles!  As the weather…

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CANCELED: Family Hike

May 7 @ 10:00 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
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"Fill their Lives with adventures, not things. Give them stories to tell, not stuff to have or show..." Family Nature Exploration Hike. Kids, please join us with your parents on a short hike exploring the greening and awakening Blue Oak woodlands and grasslands. We will be walking a gentle and wandering 2 miles. To keep your parent’s attention, we will have lots of stops and activities along our walk to explore the many cool things that we'll see and not…

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Equestrian Ride

May 7 @ 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
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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

May 14 @ 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
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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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Canceled: Guided Species Spotlight

May 14 @ 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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Birding Deer Creek

May 21 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00

Meet at 5:45am at the corner of Stonehouse and Latrobe Roads. We have an early start to avoid the heat and see the best bird activity. We will caravan to Deer Creek Hills North promptly at 6am. This is a rare opportunity to join our birding docents on a trip to the northern part of the preserve during spring migration. Lawrence's Goldfinches adore this place and we often get the opportunity to observe them in close proximity. Come join us…

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REI & Sloppy Moose Trail Run

May 21 @ 8:30 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

Sacramento Valley Conservancy, Sloppy Moose Running Cub and REI are teaming up to offer an exclusive chance to run the trails at Deer Creek Hills Preserve! Gates open at 8:30am on Saturday, May 21st and are open until 1pm. Runners are invited to drop in and explore the three marked trails before the preserve opens for hikers at 9am. This event is open to anyone; you do not need to be a Sloppy Moose or REI member to participate. North Pond Loop…

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Self-Guided Hikes

May 21 @ 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
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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. Our dedicated docents are also offering mini programs May 21 as a special bonus. Participation in these are included with standard registration. 9:15-10:15am Woodland Morning Stretch - Drop in anytime between 9:15-10:15 for a relaxing and meditative stretch under the ancient oaks. Meet SVC docent Miki Fujitsubo at the overlook across from the check in table for a perfect…

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FREE Self-Guided Hikes

May 28 @ 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
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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. This is the FINAL HIKE of spring season. We're waiving the fees and this hike is completely FREE. Bring a friend, and a camera, to explore the trails and see the last of the wildflowers. Visitors MUST: Pre-register before 6pm on Friday and Complete a liability waiver before arriving. Donations are vital to maintaining the Preserve…

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July 2022

Mountain Bike Monday

July 11 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC recommendations and adhere to any other mandated directives for your place of residence. Pre-register and pre-pay the $10 registration fee per person, and complete a liability waiver before arriving. Registration…

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Mountain Bike Monday

July 18 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC recommendations and adhere to any other mandated directives for your place of residence. Pre-register and pre-pay the $10 registration fee per person, and complete a liability waiver before arriving. Registration…

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Mountain Bike Monday

July 25 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC recommendations and adhere to any other mandated directives for your place of residence. Pre-register and pre-pay the $10 registration fee per person, and complete a liability waiver before arriving. Registration…

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August 2022

Mountain Bike Monday

August 1 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC recommendations and adhere to any other mandated directives for your place of residence. Pre-register and pre-pay the $10 registration fee per person, and complete a liability waiver before arriving. Registration…

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Mountain Bike Monday

August 8 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Deer Creek Hills Access Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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Free – $10.00
Mountain Biker watching sun set over grassy hill with oaks.

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on your mountain bike every Monday night through October. The self-guided trails are open exclusively to riders between 4:30pm-8:00pm. COVID-19 Polices for Mountain Bike Mondays Review the most recent Sacramento County Public Health Order, the most up to date CDC recommendations and adhere to any other mandated directives for your place of residence. Pre-register and pre-pay the $10 registration fee per person, and complete a liability waiver before arriving. Registration…

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