You must have a reservation BEFORE you arrive at the park, no passes are at the park.
Reservations are required on:
- A few other additional days listed below* and on their website
You DON'T need a reservation on weekdays.
HOW TO GET ONE?
You must have a reservation BEFORE you arrive at the park on a weekend or holiday, no passes are at the park.
For parking reservations: https://secure.rec1.com/CA/placer-ca/catalog
Reservation REQUIRED on high volume days (weekends, holidays, etc.)
$8.00 per vehicle – full day (sunrise to sunset).
$4.00 per vehicle – partial day (morning or afternoon).
No reservation is required during the week.
The horse trailer area will be reserved in the same way as the automobile area (same prices during the same peak days), but it will have its own separate quota of reservations to make sure the full gravel horse trailer area is kept just for trailered vehicles.
At the end of the reservation process, a parking reservation pass will be issued. Pass to be placed on the dashboard/rear view mirror of your vehicle during your stay at the park.
*ADDITIONAL DAYS IN 2018
Reservations are required on all weekends. In addition, the following days during 2018 will require a parking reservation: 1/1, 1/15, 2/19, 3/26-3/30, 5/25, 5/28, 7/4, 9/3, 10/8, 11/22-11/23, and 12/21-12/31.
HOW TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SPACE DURING THE WEEK
WEBCAM - Current view of parking lot (updated every 6 minutes from dawn to dusk)
NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED DURING REGULAR WEEKDAYS.
CLOSURE DURING RAIN OR INCLEMENT WEATHER
Trails are closed to cyclists and equestrians during and after rain events in order to maintain trail stability, permit drying, and minimize soil displacement. Reopening shall occur as soon as practical, given soil conditions. Notices of trail closure status are posted on our Facebook page <https://www.facebook.com/hiddenfallspark/>
and Twitter <https://twitter.com/hiddenfallspark> daily.
The reservation system is to make sure everyone has a parking place on the busy weekends and can visit the Park. Hidden Falls had become so popular, the Park was turning away hundreds of visitors on the weekends because of lack of parking.
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
Soon there will be a Placer County ballot measure that will expand Hidden Falls access and parking. The County is preparing a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the proposed Hidden Falls Regional Parks Trails Networks Expansion project, which would expand the trail system into areas northeast, west, and east of the existing park, where the County holds existing trail easements or owns property. In total, approximately 30 additional miles of trails would be added, along with the construction of two additional bridges over Coon Creek between the existing regional park trail network and Taylor Ranch (as well as one additional bridge over Coon Creek within Hidden Falls Regional Park that was analyzed under the prior EIR), additional parking, access areas, and other improvements, and possible improvement of off-site access roads. A Notice of Preparation (NOP) was released on January 31, 2017, and the public comment period ran until March 1, 2017. A Public Scoping Meeting was held on February 21, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Placer County Planning Commission Hearing room. For more information on the project, please click HERE