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Kanaka Valley

Kanaka Valley
Free parking
1-6 miles loop trail with easy terrain and light foot traffic
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Pretty grasslands hike with some foresty spots. This is a network of many trails with no particular destination, just pick your path and pick your length. Most of it is relatively flat but there are hilly spots too. Sometimes the hunters can be annoying with their gunshots. Lots of geocaches out there.

Some say there's a loop trail down to the river, but it's overgrown and steep.

Kanaka Valley Road
El Dorado Hills, California 95762
United States
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Hazards poison oak
Needs Cleanup? no
1.75/5 based on 4 votes.
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Comments on Kanaka Valley

Avatar Hunter
Posted Sep 10, 2021 - 8:23 PM:

Why are hunters annoying? Why? We want to enjoy the outdoors too. Be kind to people, without humanity we stand alone!

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Avatar Paul
Posted Sep 10, 2021 - 11:43 PM:

Archery hunters aren't annoying at all, so if you want to not annoy hikers while you hunt there's your option. Rifle hunters obviously can be annoying. If you really want to know why hunters are sometimes annoying to hikers, it's because:
1) They've littered so many shotgun shell casings that you can hardly see the floor of the ground in some places (though Kanaka Valley isn't that bad compared to the forest). Hunters are worse than smokers at packing out what they bring in.
2) Noise pollution. Hikers go into nature to relax and unwind, not to be made to jump every couple of minutes or to have to wear noise-canceling headphones.

That said, I have nothing against people hunting at Kanaka Valley (except for the ones who litter, they can go to hell) -- I'm just noting it's annoying if you're a hiker so it's a reason for hikers to consider staying away unless prepared to deal with the annoyance. You're welcome to have your fun there and other designated areas, but you can't possibly expect it to be compatible with everyone else having fun, so it's important to warn people what they'll encounter.

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