Best Trails near El Dorado Hills, California

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on Sweetwater Trail
5 days ago

hiking

Good for exercise and not too hard. Has a small creek that you have to hop over at the start. Not much when I was there but I was there at one of the detest times of the year. Not sure what it would be like earlier in the year. Has a lot of shade so nice for hot days.

on Darrington Trail
9 days ago

hiking

There is no waterfall. This trail is Darrington Trail / Salmon Falls Trail. It is confused with Salmon Creek Falls which is located in Big Sur. Luckily I was able to ask people before passing mile 1.

on Sweetwater Trail
14 days ago

where I fish love this place

on Sweetwater Trail
1 month ago

hiking

The water was nice and calm. Not a lot of people. Hike wasn't that difficult. Didn't see or hear ANY rattlesnakes and we even had a dog with us and a hater of snakes.

on Sweetwater Trail
2 months ago

hiking

Did the whole in and out. pretty nice quiet hike on a Monday. Free parking on the road a short way away.

on Darrington Trail
2 months ago

hiking

wow, very nice trail. unfortunately I went on a hot day with my dog. luckily there is some shade here and there before reaching the river. would like to come back in the fall.

on South Shore Riding and Hiking Trail
2 months ago

on Darrington Trail
2 months ago

hiking

My friend and I chose it as a first hike for our kids, figuring we'd go in a mile or so and then turn around and hike back out. We picked it based on the Easy rating and the tag "kid friendly", as well as the photos attached to the hike. We were not expecting a narrow single track on the side of the hill that was all rocks and elevation change. It just wasn't a good choice for them.

That being said, we're going to go back out and tackle it again with just adults. There is a lot to see on this trail, and the switchbacks and narrow singletrack kept things interesting for us. In short, good spot to hike, but be aware that the information is misleading.

on Sweetwater Trail
3 months ago

hiking

One of the best trails around the area. Great views to the river. Shaded, kids friendly. Very quiet, not many people. We didn't see any rattlesnakes.

on Darrington Trail
3 months ago

mountain biking

I personally don't care for trails this rocky. It's a great trail just not my preference. I'm only just now getting back into biking and I'd rate this as more a moderate than easy trail. the switch backs are very rocky and change elevation. you certainly need to pay attention. some hikers, but everyone was very friendly and courteous moving to the side so everyone could pass safely.

on Sweetwater Trail
3 months ago

hiking

Very narrow trail but is not so hard for beginners. This is for adventure seekers who are ok with rattle snakes. its shaded all thru. Different experience.

on Darrington Trail
3 months ago

hiking

Nice long hike, going in and back on the same trail did not seem like it lots to see and it can get very uneven at points so you have plenty to pay attention to! Trail is pretty narrow most of the time and you have to share with bikes. It was not to bad in the early morn (730am start) with bikes but as the day went on it became more of a bike trail. Plenty to see, fun terrain, and cool elevation changes with views.
PS. If you bring dog watch out for lots of ticks!

on Sweetwater Trail
4 months ago

on Darrington Trail
4 months ago

Beautiful scenery. There was water, green grass, wildflowers, and butterfly's galore! This was a very different experience than when I did this hike last June!

on South Shore Riding and Hi...
4 months ago

hiking

Pretty good. Couldn't find the rest of the trail though.

on Sweetwater Trail
4 months ago

It's was a beautiful hike!! Word of advice we came upon a huge rattlesnake right on the trail about a mile in. That time of year

on Darrington Trail
4 months ago

hiking

on South Shore Riding and Hi...
4 months ago

Very serene, scenic and peaceful. We try to do this trail as often as we can

on Darrington Trail
4 months ago

hiking

Great spring time hike. We hike almost every weekend in Tahoe so to us this was a very easy trail. Lots of wildflowers right now, and a great family hike. There are mountain bikers on the trail as well but they were all courteous. A little rocky at first but lots of wild flowers, birds, and butterflies. Then the trail flattens out a bit and has some very pretty meadows with more wildflowers. Hike as far as you want and head back if you don't want to do the whole trail. Trail was not very crowded either for a Saturday morning/afternoon. I wouldn't go out here once it heats up as it would be too dry and hot and all the flowers will be gone by then too.