Troy’s California Trail Runs

Hacienda Hills Run

Date:Saturday, January 5, 2019
Location:Almaden Quicksilver County Park
New Almaden, CA
Race Distances:1.5 Miles, 5K, 10K, 8.6 Miles, Half Marathon
Start Time:8:30 AM — 4 hour time limit

About the Race

This event is run in Almaden Quicksilver County Park, starting and finishing at the Hacienda entrance. The course is primarily dirt roads, very hilly, awesome country, challenging, and very fun.


Registration fees are as follows:

Active military receive a 15% discount. Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners may purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20.00 if they register by Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

Online registration is available through the morning of the race.



Results are posted here after the race.

Course Information

The courses will be marked as indicated below.

Attention ALL runners: single track trails will only be marked at the begining and at the end. There are two single track trails. All runners at the start the Deep Gulch Trail — NO RIBBONS for 0.8 miles. Half marathon, 10K runners after the first aid station at the first SPLIT, English Town the Yellow Kid Trail, half marathon, 10K runners turn LEFT — Pink and Orange Ribbons.

All distances will also be marked with Signs/Distances/Direction arrows Gypsum/White chalk on the ground/Direction arrows/Distance numbers. Some signs may say (ALL) meaning all distances continue in that direction. Some signs may indicate only one distance or two or more. Please be observant. Prior to intersections we will have the course marked. Example: if 13.1 is marked on the left side of the trail, the 13.1 milers will be turning left at the intersection. Example: if 10K is marked on the right side of the trail the 10k runners will be turning right. Where distances SPLIT go different directions I will write on the ground in the Middle of the trail with gypsum, white chalk. (S) meaning SPLIT distances go different ways.

1.5 mile course is a OUT & BACK COURSE up the Deep Gulch Trail. 1.5 milers FOLLOW GREEN RIBBONS up the single track Deep Gulch Trail until reaching the dirt road where RED RIBBONS WILL INDICATE WHERE TO TURN AROUND.

Aid Stations

  1. All – first aid station at 1.8 miles English Town
  2. 5K – Aid station will be on left at the picnic table before English Town. After aid station continue up trail to English Town following course markings, blue ribbons, signs. 5K – Run a clockwise loop returning to the aid station. After leaving the aid station follow English Camp Trail down 1.3 miles. Turn RIGHT at Mine Hill Trail to Finish 0.4 miles. Attention 5K runners, you do not go back down the way you came up to English Town. Do not go back down the Deep Gulch Trail.
  3. 10K – Second time through for 10K runners mile 4.7 English Town.
  4. Half Marahon – 2nd aid station Woods parking lot mile 3.7. 3rd aid station 6.9 English Town. 4th aid station 10 miles Mockingbird parking lot.

Directions and Parking

From Highway 85, take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden Road. Exit to the right on Almaden Road and drive 3 miles along Almaden Road through the town of New Almaden to the unpaved parking lot on the right. The cross streets are Almaden Road and Bertram Road. Parking is free.

Support Crews

Crews are allowed to see and aid their runners along the course in two separate locations.

  1. Woods Parking lot mile 3.7 for runners.
    Directions from start.
    Turn RIGHT onto Almaden Road drive approximately 1 mile.
    Turn RIGHT onto Hicks Road drive approximately 1/2 to top. At 4 way stop sign turn RIGHT into the Woods parking lot.Proceed into the parking lot aid station will be easily seen in back.
    Directions to next aid station to see your runner at Mockingbird parking lot mile 10. No hurry take your time.
    Drive out of the Woods parking lot. Turn LEFT at stop sign onto Hicks Road.
    Drive down to Almaden Road turn LEFT drive passed start/finish on LEFT. Continue driving on Almaden Road approximately 2 miles to Mockingbird Hill LN/Mckean Road. Turn LEFT
    Turn Left onto Mockingbird Hill Ln.Drive up the hill 1/4 mile Almaden Quicksilver Park the Mockingbird entrance will be on your LEFT. The aid station will be located in the back LEFT side of the parking lot.
  2. Mockingbird parking lot, mile 10 for runners.
  3. Crews proceed to start/finish Hacienda entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park to see your runner finish at mile 13.1.
    Drive out of the Mockingbird parking lot turn RIGHT onto Mockingbird Hill Ln.
    Drive down to Almaden Road. Turn RIGHT onto Almaden Road.
    Drive approximately 2 miles returning to the start/finish Hacienda parking Almaden Quicksilver Park. Turn RIGHT into parking lot.


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