Sacramento County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: July 28, 2005
Author: Scott Surgent
We were here to catch our plane for Phoenix so we decided to visit Carpenter
Hill- my 2nd time, Beth's first. I was here in 2001 when the hill was all grass
and undeveloped. Obviously, a lot of homes have been built into the hill.
We followed the various reports and took the Broadstone - Serpa - Caversham road
net to the gate and on to the top. No trouble at all. A friendly city worker
was 'hiding' up there, eating his lunch.
The houses up at the end of Caversham are pretty much built and inhabited, while
the ones lower down should be ready in a few months. The gate at the bend in
Caversham Road is iron, surrounded by brick fencing. It was open with no
restrictive signs but I can't be sure that will always be that way.
Future visitors will have to explore this for themselves.
We also drove the developments via Iron Point Road and some of the lesser
residential streets on the highpoint's east side. We got as far as a small
cul-de-sac just below the water tank and within view of the radio towers.
This might be an option if Caversham is out.
A third option might be to hike up to the HP directly up the steep hillside from
Iron Point Road on the south. It doesn't appear they'll be building houses here
but they may landscape it. You can't park on Iron Point Road. Instead, make it
an epic and park at the Costco a bit down the road. Numerous food, gas and
sundry stores make the experience a comfortable one.