Our unique community, located in Granite Bay, California, provides many amenities for our residents to enjoy, including 180 acres of common area with five lakes, a clubhouse, and hiking and riding trails. A Hidden Valley home is horse property! We have extensive common pasturage and a show arena. Many homes have barns, stables, or corrals.
Hidden Valley is the perfect place to enjoy an active family lifestyle without sacrificing serenity and country living. At Hidden Valley we are only minutes away — but worlds apart — from the capital of California.
"The Story of Hidden Valley"
Joe Beek was the original developer of HV and the author of "The Story of Hidden Valley," (December 16, 1880 – October 21, 1968),.
THE STORY OF HIDDEN VALLEY
By Joseph A. Beek
Evidences as to who were the earliest inhabitants of Hidden Valley are still to be found in the numerous grinder holes in the rocks along the stream, and other spots where the Indians made their camp grounds. A few pestles have been found throughout the Valley and one girl, as a result of painstaking effort, dug up 320 beads. These Indians, known as the Maidu Tribe, were named by the miners "Digger" Indians. It appears that until a little over a hundred years ago they were the only permanent residents of the Valley. Read the full article.
The Nature of Hidden Valley
By Bill Grenfell
Long-time Hidden Valley resident Bill Grenfell (1929-2008) was a naturalist who promoted understanding of our wildlife and natural environment, frequently giving talks and leading nature walks. He wrote this series of articles for the HV newsletter in 1996-97. Thanks to Eleanor Grenfell for permission to republish the articles on our website.
November, 1996 Beavers, beavers, beavers!!!!! Here we go with the beavers again. They are damming Miner's Ravine, messing up our lake outlets, and are chewing down some trees. Let's kill them. No, let them be. What to do? It appears they are gettreestablished after the big flood of January 9 and 10, 1995. On the morning of the flood, where Miner's Ravine crosses Barton Rd., twelve beavers were counted being swept down stream in about an hour. Most of our beavers probably ended up in Rio Linda. Now, others are taking their place. That process will most likely continue if the habitat favors them. Read the full article.
Hidden Valley Saga
Fern R. Sayre (1905 - 1979), author of "Hidden Valley Saga," was an amateur historian and one of the original residents of Hidden Valley. In 1961 the HV Women's Club offered the brochure for sale for $1.50 with the goal of raising money for some historical markers and perhaps a small museum in Hidden Valley. The fund-raising effort was apparently unsuccessful, but the brochure was reprinted in 1976 as a Bicentennial tribute.
THIRTY YEARS AGO the Secretary of the California State Senate – in between looking over bills and calling the roll – drove to a wooded stream in the foothills between Folsom and Auburn and camped out. He caught sunfish and black bass, cooked them over a fire in front of his tent, and communed with the great outdoors. When he returned, after a week-end, to the exacting duties of the upper house of the California Legislature, he was fresh and ready for action.
Today Joseph Allan Beek, affectionately called "Joe," is still the Secretary of the Senate, still an outdoorsman first, last and always, continues to fish and sleep in the same area. But today he shares his dream with his "children," the residents of Hidden Valley. Read the full article...