Directions to Chapter Meeting Spots
These are directions to the more popular meeting spots used by our outings leaders. Each item provides a description and a Google map link. Also, in the Google map, you can enter your address to get "printable", turn-by-turn directions from your home to that meeting spot. The turn-by-turn directions also will provide an estimate of the driving time between your location and the meeting spot.
If a location is not listed here and you do not know where it is, please contact the leader or email Tony Loftin.
These locations are not attended and break-ins, although very rare, may occur. leave any valuables in your vehicle.
11th & P Streets - Sacramento (MAP LINK) An open parking lot in mid-town Sacramento (2 blocks from the Capital). Meet in the northwest corner of the lot. On occasion, this lot is crowded because of a run, gathering or other activity near the Capital building. Weekend and holiday parking only. Please be aware the streets around the lot are metered on Saturday.
American Legion Parking Lot - Modesto (MAP LINK) An open parking lot adjacent to the American Legion Memorial Hall at 1001 S. Santa Cruz, Modesto, CA. From Hwy. 99 (both northbound and southbound) take the Tuolumne Blvd./B Street Exit (Exit 225B) and at the end of the off ramp, turn left (east) onto Tuolumne Blvd. At the first traffic lights, go straight on B Street for about 2/10ths of a mile and turn left onto 11th Street. Take the first right onto D Street for about 2/10ths of a mile and turn right onto Yosemite Blvd. for approx. 8/10ths of a mile. Turn right onto S. Santa Cruz Ave. In just under a mile, the parking lot will be on the right.
Auburn Courthouse (MAP LINK) An open parking lot on the west side of the courthouse (you have to circle around the courthouse to the one-way Court St. to enter the parking lot). From northbound I-80, take the Auburn/Maple St. Exit (Exit 119A). From Maple St. head northeast to Lincoln Way. At Lincoln Way, turn right for one block to Court St. At Court St., turn right for ½-block to the driveway into the parking lot. From southbound I-80, take the Nevada St. Exit (Exit 119A). At the end of the off ramp stay to the right and circle back around onto Placer St. for about one block to the next intersection (Union St.). Turn right on Union St. to take the overpass across I-80 to Maple St. Turn left onto Maple St. and follow the northbound I-80 directions to the courthouse.
Chico Park & Ride (MAP LINK) Located on the east side of Hwy. 99, in the middle of Hwy. 32's east/west traffic, and west of Fir St. From Hwy. 99, take the Orland/Chester/Hwy. 32 exit (Exit 385). At the end of the off ramp, go east on Hwy. 32 for less than 1/10th of a mile and turn left on Fir Street. Then, immediately turn left into the Park & Ride.
Cosumnes River Preserve Lot (MAP LINK) From Hwy. 99, take the Twin Cities Rd. (Hwy 104/Jackson) exit (Exit 277) and drive west for approx. 7.1 miles to Franklin Blvd. From I-5, take the Twin Cities Rd. exit (Exit 498) and drive east for approx. 1.1 miles to Franklin Blvd. At Franklin Blvd turn south and drive approx. 2.5 miles to the parking lot on the left.
Folsom Park & Ride (MAP LINK) Located north of Hwy. 50 on the east side of Folsom Blvd. From Hwy. 50, take the Folsom Blvd. exit (Exit 23). At the end of the offramp, turn left onto Folsom Blvd. (toward the town of Folsom). At the intersection of Folsom Blvd. and Iron Point Rd. turn right, then immediately turn right again into the Park & Ride area (just below the Chili’s Bar and Grill restaurant).
Foresthill Exit Burger King - Auburn (MAP LINK) Located at 13446 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Park toward the rear of the lot. From I-80, take the Foresthill/Auburn Ravine Rd. Exit (Exit 121). At the end of the off ramp, turn southeast toward Lincoln Way. At Lincoln Way, turn left for a little more than 1⁄10th of a mile and Burger King is on the right.
Hazel Ave. Park & Ride - Rancho Cordova (MAP LINK) Located on the east side of Hazel Ave. and north of Hwy. 50 (next to the CSUS Aquatic Center). On the entrance road for the Nimbus Flats State Recreation Area. From Hwy. 50 take the Hazel Ave. exit (Exit 21) and turn north on Hazel Ave. Just north (about 50 yards) of the traffic light (for Tributary Point Drive and the westbound Hwy. 50 off ramp), turn right into the State Rec. Area. Immediately before the park's kiosk, turn right into the Park & Ride.
Kmart - Redding (MAP LINK) Located at 2685 Hilltop Dr. in Redding. Park toward the southwest portion of the lot. From I-5, take the Cypress Ave. exit (Exit 677). At the end of the off ramp, turn east onto Cypress Ave. and then turn right (south) onto Hilltop Drive for about 100 yards. Enter the parking lot near the Black Bear Dinner and 99¢ store and drive back toward the right rear corner of the lot.
Mace Blvd. Park & Ride - Davis (MAP LINK) Going west on I-80, take the Mace Blvd. exit (Exit 75) in Davis. At the traffic light at the top of the off ramp, turn right. At the next traffic light at the bottom of the overpass (intersection with 2nd Street), turn right for about 200 yards and then turn right into the Park & Ride (behind Ikeda’s Fruit Stand).
Market Place Shopping Center - Davis (MAP LINK) From I-80 in Davis, take the Hwy. 113/Woodland exit (Exit 70) north. In a little over 2 miles, take the Road 31/Covell Blvd. exit (Exit 29). At the light at the end of the off ramp, turn right and then, immediately turn left into the Shopping Center. Leaders either meet in front of Peet's Coffee or Big 5.
Mary Laveroni Community Park - Groveland (MAP LINK) Located on the east side of Groveland and on the north side of Hwy. 120 (Main Street). From the old downtown Groveland, head northeast on Hwy. 120/Main Street for a little more than 2⁄10ths of a mile and the park is on your left.
McDonalds Restaurant - Placerville (MAP LINK) Located at 1200 Broadway in Placerville. Park toward the rear of the lot. From eastbound Hwy. 50 in Placerville, exit at Broadway (Exit 47); get in the off ramp's left turn lane and turn left onto Broadway; then, immediately turn right into the driveway for McDonalds' parking lot (there is a driveway before and after the restaurant). From westbound Hwy. 50 in Placerville, exit at Mosquito Rd./Main St. (Exit 47) and stay left on Mosquito Rd. circling around past the two intersections from the right (following the Main St. sign) through the tunnel under Hwy. 50 to the stop sign; then, turn left onto Broadway and in less than 1⁄10th of a mile, turn right into the driveway for McDonalds' parking lot.
Nimbus Fish Hatchery - Rancho Cordova (MAP LINK) Located on the . and north of Hwy 50. From Hwy 50 take the Hazel Ave. exit (Exit 21) and turn north on Hazel Ave. Drive about 2⁄10ths of a mile (just before the American River), turn left on Gold Country Blvd., then immediately turn right down the hill and into the Hatchery's parking lot. (No overnight parking.)
Roseville Park & Ride (MAP LINK) Located on the southeast side of I-80 on Taylor Road. From eashbound on I-80, take the Atlantic St./Eureka Rd. exit (Exit 105 A). At the traffic light at the end of the off ramp, go straight across Eureka Road, past the In-N-Out Burger and Shell gas station. Turn left into driveway toward Brookfield's Restaurant and the Park & Ride is on your right.