Western Gateway Park

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General Information

This is more of a city park than a real outdoor preserve meant for hiking in real wilderness and true outdoors. But nevertheless, it is a loved and cared for park with many events like festivals and children activities.

Plus, it is a few miles in circumference, so it can make for some nice strolls here and there, or walking with your dog.


We currently do not have any record of trailheads in this park.

Routes and Trails You Can Travel

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This isn't really a park for hiking. You can go on pleasant walks around and inside the park, but that is about it. This is more of a city park than anything else.


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Driving Directions

The park is accessible from Highway 20. It is located at:
18560 Penn Valley Drive
Penn Valley, CA 95946

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Hiking or Walking Groups Nearby

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Upcoming Hikes

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Past Hikes

Iron Mountain | 99.8 km away

Date: Monday, 7-4-2011

Description: Moderately strenuous hike because the climbing is sustained and steep in some sections. There are many rocks and bumps along the trail. No shade and it gets HOT in the summer. View from the top is amazing, you can see all of San Diego, 360 degrees. Benches and a guest book at the top.

Median Flat Trail in Utah | 82.6 km away

Date: Sunday, 3-25-2012

Description: VP hikers,

We are hiking the Median Flat Trail, located in the Stansburys on Sunday. The weather should be sunny and a high of 72 degrees. Plan on a longer day with the drivetime. Read about this trail from this link: http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/Outdoors/hikes.csp?hike=315

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: The Tribune has ask me if I\'m interested in writing \"Hike of the Week\" on a freelance basis. I haven\'t decided if I\'ll do that or not. Will let you know if I decide to do that for them.

DOGS: Are allowed, but you will need to drive you and your hairy friend to the trailhead. There is no water on this trail for your dog.

WEATHER ISSUES: Should be a great Spring day.

DIFFICULTY: Easy/Moderate

ELEVATION GAIN: This is a pretty easy trail as it goes up and down.

ROUND TRIP MILES: About 5 miles

LUNCH WITH A VIEW: Don\'t forget to bring a lunch, sunscreen and water.

MEETING and LEAVING AT 9 A.M. (come 15 minutes early to ....