Location: Roseville, CA
Difficulty: Super Easy
Distance: 2.1 miles
Exposure: Full Sun
Bikes Allowed: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Restrooms: Yes – Plumbing
Doggie Bags: No
Seating: Picnic Areas
Drinking Water: Yes
About this Hike
More of a “walk” than a hike, Maidu Regional Park is a great location if you want to be outside, close to town, and have all the modern amenities. The walk starts inside the park around the baseball fields and other park features, but quickly drops off into a nature preserve alongside a creek and wetlands area.
Hidden In-Town Gem
Most people don’t realize, but Northern California is filled with oases. The Maidu Regional Park is one such oasis. You can get lost in what feels like a far away forest in the middle of town!
Park, Park, and Bark
Park the car, tour the park, and hear the bark. Maidu park is great for dogs. The main path is easy for older dogs and the nature trails are great for active dogs that want to go off into the brush and do some sniffing.
So Many Other Stuffs to Do
Maidu Regional Park trail is a great option if you want to get outside and do some walking, but the park has tons of other features. Check out the skateboard park, Maidu museum, kids playground, and soccer/cricket field. There is plenty of open space to organize a softball game, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, or whatever you’re in to!
Notes from the Dog
Parks are fun. They close to the house, so not a lot of car sitting. Trees have squirrels, or do squirrels have trees? I am not knowing. Nature trail my favorite. It has grass and water, and lizard, and grass. There was playground with lots of small humans. They try to pet me, but I pet them first. I win.
Don’t Want to Bum You Out, But…
These are some things to consider when going on this hike. In no way should these things prevent you from going, I just wanted you let you know!
- There are signs not to allow pets near some of the park features (baseball diamonds, playgrounds, etc.). You can walk around these no problem, but it is nice to go through the park.