Lincoln Hike: Wilson Park to Coyote Pond
Lincoln, CA- It's a nearby suburban hike that's mostly flat with some terrific scenery and you can easily enjoy it with the entire family. It's in Lincoln and the answer is hiking Wilson Park to Coyote Pond.
Although Lincoln has added housing developments along the route since we first began taking this hike years ago, it's still one of our "go to" family hikes when we're chilling out locally.
While we didn't verify distance, we estimate the roundtrip hike will probably clock in at approximately 5 miles. Wilson Park is our preferred starting point since Coyote Pond is a fun and beautiful place to settle at for the halfway point.
At the end of the parking lot, the paved trail begins. Stay to your right and you're on your way. The first short stretch will take you some past open space with a patchwork of grassland that resembles marshland in the wet season. It's a popular playground for the avian community.
In short order, you'll cross over Oak Valley Drive into one of the nicest suburban nature preserves in the area. The paved trail leads you past a babbling brook and seasonal ponds as you begin a short ascent through majestic oaks and lightly forested hills. This is a fun area for exploration, but keep a close eye out for rattlesnakes.
Following your descent and as you approach the neighborhood be sure to take the trail split toward the left near the wooden fences. Just before you reach this neighborhood, hang a right onto the trail which will take you through more open space until you reach Eastridge Drive. Swing right and pick the trail back up at Old Kenmare Road. This portion of the trail will take you to scenic Coyote Pond. Loop around and trace your steps back to Wilson Park.
This route is very easy for most. A good portion of the trail appears wheelchair accessible. Choose a distance that suits your needs. Doing a quick Google search for Wilson Park to Coyote Pond using the earth view will help you visualize the trail and provide you with an easy overview of the route.
As always, bring plenty of water and sunscreen as this trail can get a bit toasty in the warmer months.
Playgrounds and restrooms at both locations provide the perfect start and end points for those with young children or full bladders.
The next time you're looking to get out for a couple hours and don't feel like driving far, Wilson Park to Coyote Pond is easily one of the great suburban hikes of South Placer County.
Perfect for both workdays and weekends.
About Placer County Travel & Adventure
Fun and colorful experiences of fun places to visit in Placer County and surrounding areas. Invite our local travel editors today!VIEW MORE TRAVEL ARTICLES
Make It Happen!
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesCarmel, Big Sur are Awe Inspiring PlacesCarmel, CA- Visitors travel from far-flung corners of our globe to experience the magic that is Carmel-By-the-Sea and Big Sur.
Golden1 Center Concert and Event Schedule 2017Sacramento, CA- Golden1 Center's 2017 concert and event schedule is here.
Roseville Budget is Unsustainable at Current Service LevelsThe Roseville City Council wants community input to help stabilize General Fund budget
Roseville Students take Top Honors in Video ContestRoseville, CA- Tarik Ansari, Ethan Wolfe and Noah Zackery from Woodcreek High School in Roseville took top honors in the 2017 Water Spots Video Contest
$700,000 Raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Life Time FoundationROSEVILLE, Calif. - Ride for a Reason raised more than $700,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Life Time Foundation.
WJU to Host Sacramento Church Leaders ConferenceRocklin, CA - The Sacramento Church Leaders Conference is a two-day event hosted at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California from May 12 to May 13
$5.2 Billion in New Transportation Taxes for California ResidentsCalifornia finally passes a long awaited transportation funding bill May 2017. The California Legislature just passed a new Transportation Funding Bill
Wine Adventures Crushes It with Feast for the SensesPlacerville, CA- Wineries in this part of California know how to throw a great party.
Roseville Gas Prices Leaderboard Shifts SlightlyRoseville, CA- Gas prices remained relatively flat this past week in Roseville. Sam's Club nudged Costco from atop the low price leaderboard
Walgreen Co. Pays $9.86M to Settle Allegations of Improper Medi Cal BillingsWalgreens has paid $9.86 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act
BottleRock Napa Valley 2017 Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage LineupNAPA, CA, -- Situated in the heart of America's wine and food playground, BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has announced that Martha Stewart, José Andrés and Masaharu Morimoto
Lincoln's Community Christian School RelocatingLINCOLN - Lincoln's Community Christian School, which has been serving the community since 1995, announced today that it will be moving for the 2017-18 school year to a new location
NEWS: In Case You Missed It