Introduction to Rocklin, California
Rocklin, California, in Placer county, is 3 miles NE of Roseville, California (center to center) and 20 miles NE of Sacramento, California. It's situated in the Sierra Foothills and is regarded as a residential community. The city has a long history of productive granite quarries and some of them are utilized today to produce granite for kitchen counters and other items. A notable Hewlett-Packard facility is nearby.
Archaeological evidence suggests that the region's earliest human inhabitants arrived about 7000 years ago. Later, the Nisenan, also known as the Southern Maidu lived in the area and the first non-native settlements were established in the early 1850's. The Spring Valley Ranch was a vast acreage and one of the first developed sites in Rocklin. The city was incorporated in 1893. In 1910 the granite quarries were prominent factors for the economy. Rocklin's granite was utilized in constructing the state capitol and numerous buildings in San Francisco.
Rocklin and nearby Attractions
- Blue Oaks Town Center is a prominent shopping location and includes entertainment and a variety of restaurants.
- Rocklin Historical Society Museum.
- Maidu Interpretive Center.
- Aerospace Museum of California.
- Joss House Museum.
- Scandia Family Fun Center.
The nearby Folsom Lake is enjoyed for a variety of outdoor activities. The popular "Gold Country" is about 25 miles away. The Placer County Fairgrounds offers a variety of entertainment. Families enjoy the Sunspalsh Water Park. Some of the area's notable golf courses include Ancil Hoffman Golf Course, Empire Golf, Antelope Greens Golf Course and the Whitney Oaks Golf Course. The American Canyon includes numerous scenic trails. The nearby Canyon Creek offers one of the best hiking trails in the region. The county features numerous lakes for boating, fishing and other outdoor activities.
Rocklin Higher Education
The city is served by William Jessup University and Sierra College.
The city includes an Amtrak station that offers transportation on the Capitol Corridor and the California Zepher routes.