trail locations for El Dorado Hills, California

This is a nice hike if you don't want to drive too far from Sacramento. Lots to see along the way. If you veer off toward the water you come upon an old bridge and footings from 1918. We took a nice dip in the river and a bald eagle flew right over us!

Good trail allot of up and downs should be a medium trail no real good parking.

mountain biking
16 days ago

Not EASY for mountain biking. I would say moderate to hard.

hiking
18 days ago

Fun little hike. The water was low which exposed the bridge so we were able to do the loop all the way around. No rattlesnakes spotted :)

backpacking
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

really good trail I loved the different elevations took my 5 yr old he got tired half way did not finish the trail but for sure there was not a waterfall ... the only thing is when we went in September it was kind of dry alot of dust but other than that really liked it...

walking
29 days ago

Not much shade, but scenic.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

where I fish love this place

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

mountain biking
4 months ago

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.

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.