Sterling Point (this is a Placer County Park - built by Loomis Basin Horsemen's Association and part of the Sterling Point Development)
Location: Loomis (Placer County)
Address: Sterling Point CT - near the end of Lominda Lane off Auburn Folsom Rd
Web Site: http://www.garlic.com/~lbha/ (for Loomis Basin Horsemen's Association)
Directions: Sterling Point is located off Auburn Folsom Rd between Horseshoe Bar Rd and Dick Cook Rd. Auburn Folsom can be reached from Hwy 80 or Hwy 50. Turn onto Lomida Lane (across from Knicker Knob stables). There is signage both directions and only one way to turn onto Lominda Lane. Going north toward Auburn the signage is more visible. Lomida Lane is a residential area so please drive slowly. Go past the Close Du Lac subdivision (on the left) and turn on the first rd to the left - Sterling Point CT, past the subdivision and follow the signs to the staging area.
Staging area: 4.8 acres compose the staging area which is gated and open from dawn to dusk. Horse Trailer parking is a dirt/gravel surface and can fit several rigs and of any size unless staging area is very crowded. There is also a paved area above (also in the gated area) for cars that can be used for trailers in a pinch if other area is filled.
Dogs: allowed on leash only in staging area, NOT allowed on the trails
Trails: many are single track with beautiful views of the lake. Some spots are quite technical. Good footing most of the year and many of the trails are quite shaded. Riding to the north you will ride to Avery’s Pond. The last ½ mile of the trail before Avery’s Pond has been redone (as of Sept 2010) so this part is now a nice riding trail without the steep drop offs it used to have. There is a water trough right before you get to the pond and picnic tables near the pond. PLEASE NOTE – on the trail between Sterling Point and Avery’s pond you will cross over several wooden bridges – some are quite narrow, all in good shape. You can also ride down to the beach if the lake is low enough.
Water: there is water – a trough for the horses and a hose that can be used for rinsing off the horses.
Restroom facilities: one port a potty up by the car parking
Other info: There is a picnic table near the car parking area
Fees: no fees at this time
See “trail pictures” tab located to the left of this page for photos and more information.
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Friendly reminder, be smart, do not leave any valuables in your vehicle.