SN: 114347 - 2020 / Y1793

what is the event

Gold River

Year Round Walk

where is the event

Gold River, California


The address/location for the physical start box (PSB) is as follows:

Starbucks Coffee Company

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

when is the event

From Wed, Jan 1st, 2020 to Dec 31st, 2020

Start box available: Must start and finish during daylight hours.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Walking the USA A - Z

Long description

Restaurant is open daily 5am-11pm, call for holiday hrs. Ask for Walk Box located on floor behind counter in a corner nook. Travel the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail thru the American River Parkway along the river's edge. This trail is heavily traveled by cyclists; walkers are warned to walk on the left side of the path for safety, keeping dogs closely reined in. The trail provides great bird and wildlife habitat with lots of shade, picnic areas and vista points. The 11K route continues to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery with the activities listed in Comments. Restrooms are available at the start, along the trail near the Fair Oaks Bridge, and at Fish Hatchery Visitor Center.

conditions for the event

Distance: 5k, 7k, 11k, Rating: 1A

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: Medium


WARNING: Walkers are warned to walk on the left side of the bike path for safety! Keep dogs very close by your side. At the Nimbus Fish Hatchery, in the autumn, you can view the salmon climbing the fish ladders as they arrive to spawn their eggs. Walkers may also enjoy hand feeding the fingerlings in the rearing ponds. Visitor Center, (916) 358-2884, open M-F 8am-3pm, Sat-Sun 9am-3pm, closed Christmas Day. The fish rearing ponds are open daily 7:30am-3pm. (5k = 3.1 miles, 7k = 4.35 miles, 11k = 6.84 miles)

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

2095 Golden Centre Ln, Ste 10, Gold River, CA 95670, (916) 853-9728. From Sacramento, take US-50 E toward Lake Tahoe, exit Sunrise N toward Fair Oaks. Turn left on Sunrise. Turn right on Gold Express, then left on Golden Centre Ln to shopping center. From Folsom, take US-50 W toward Sacramento, exit Sunrise. Turn right on Sunrise, then follow above directions. Starbucks is at the opposite end of shopping center, last business on right.

event sponsor

Sacramento Walking Sticks

Event website:

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.