Starting next month, Hidden Falls Regional Park in Placer County will implement a new parking system that aims to deter congestion and allow ample parking for visitors.
Park goers will need to reserve a parking space and pay the $8 fee on peak days, (weekends, holidays and some Fridays), but they will be able to come and go whenever they please. To allow people time to get used to the system, it will go into effect on September 1, but fees will not start until October 15.
Non-holiday Mondays through Thursdays will remain free and parking will be first come, first served. According to the Sacramento Bee, peak hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and hikers arriving after 2:30 p.m. will be able to pay for a half day at $4.
The park featuring 30-foot waterfalls and 30 miles of winding trails is a prime destination for a lot of local residents.