Peak Ministries at Parkside Church
Get off the couch, into the sun, with the wind in your hair and bugs in your teeth … wait a minute … scratch that … Join us for some hiking, biking, camping, and whatever else beckons us outdoors. But be careful … you never know where the trail might lead you!
All trips leave from Parkside Church unless otherwise indicated. Always check the website for the latest trip details. The website is also the place to find out about spur of the moment outings.
Whether you are looking for a family outing, a physical challenge, or a chance to meet some very nice people; come hike, pedal, or paddle with us.
“Nature to a saint is sacramental. If we are children of God, we have a tremendous treasure in Nature. In every wind that blows, in every night and day of the year, in every sign of the sky, in every blessing and in every withering of the earth, there is a real coming of God to us if we will simply use our starved imaginations to realize it.” – Oswald Chambers
Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths. Isaiah 2:3
Peak Ministry Activities
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the moutains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. ~ Isaiah 55:12.
Whether you’re looking for a family outing, a physical challenge, or a chance to meet some great people; come hike, pedal, or paddle with us. Always check the website and social media for details and schedule changes. New activities may be added as opportunities arise.
Rock Climbing – Date To Be Determined
Gold Crush Climbing Gym, Grass Valley
Join us for an indoor climbing experience. Safety gear and basic instruction included in the $15 fee. This is a great intro to the sport.
Day Hike – April 20th – 7:30am
Foresthill Divide Loop Trail
Wildflowers will abound on this 5 mile loop paralleling Foresthill Road. Watch for views of the Middle Fork. Bring water, suncscreen & snacks. Meet at Starbucks at Foresthill Rd. & Lincoln Way @7:30am.
Bike Ride – May 18th – 8:00am
American River Bike Trail
We start at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery, ride to Wm. Pond Park, then back. Bring lemet, water, snacks & sunscreen. Meet at Parkside Church – 8:00am.
Kayak – June 15th – 8:30am
Flat water & easy access. It’s a great place for 1st attempt. Bring water, snacks & sunscreen. Rentals at Negro Bar access. Meet at Parkside at 8:30am.
Backpack – July 12th-14th
Explore the lakes and forest just an hour up I-80. See Tom Rae for gear & supply list.
Kayak – August 17th – 8:00am
Come prepared for a day on the lake with food, water, & sunscreen. Rentals available at Sierra Outdoor Center, 440 Lincoln Way. Meet at Upper Lake Clementine at 8:00am.
Bike Ride – September 14th – 8:00
Folsom Lake Recreation Area
Explore the roads and trails among the oaks and granite outcroppings near Granite Beach and Beak’s Bight. We might even jump in the lake! Bring helmet, water, snacks & sunscreen. Meet at Parkside Church at 8:00am.
Fall Color Day Hike – October 19th – 8:00
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Spooner Lake to Marlette Lake where the Aspens are beautiful in October. It’s 9.5 miles round trip with a 1,200 foot elevation gain. Meet at Parkside Church at 7:30am.
Snowshoe – Winter 2019
High Country Excursion
When the snow arrives and the roads are clear, we will head for the high country. Possible destinations: Donner Lake, Castle Peak, Hope Valley. Watch the forecast and be ready for a spontaneous adventure.
March through Mid-November
Men’s Softball – Regional Park – Come cheer the team or get in the game. Check church calendar for game times.
January through March
Men’s Basketball. Regional Park. Come cheer the team or get in the game. Check church calendar for game times or call (530) 823-9911.
Last Saturday of each Month at 8:00am
Men’s Breakfast – Fellowship Hall – Food, fellowship and a message just for men.