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Monday May 30, 2011
BALDWIN LAKE TRAIL
This interesting connector trail leads from Auburn Folsom Road, across the street from the Folsom Lake State Recreation area Beals Point entrance, jogs right at the San Juan Water maintenance road, skirts the edge of the Baldwin Reservoir, crosses Barton Road, and then Linda Creek, ending at the Indian Stone Corral Park in Sacramento County. There is a step over at the San Juan Water Maintenance road. When Auburn Folsom is widened, a separated pedestrian/equestrian pathway will be included. The trail will make a sharp left and follow the fence line of Folsom Lake Estates. At Oak Hill (just opposite the entrance to Beals Point) riders and walkers will be able to cross Auburn Folsom at a stop light to access the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Until then, users will have to cross the bridge carefully.
In under 2 miles, you will pass a working beaver pond, open vistas, quiet pine-shaded twists and turns, a lovely view of Baldwin Lake Reservoir, an interface of the old and new Granite Bay homes, and the rocky crossing of Linda Creek. Springtime wildflowers are wonderful, and fences on both sides of the wide trail keep your horse (or dog) from questioning the direction.