Browns Ravine South Shore Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Browns Ravine South Shore Trail is a 13.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near El Dorado Hills, California that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1702 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

lake

views

1 day ago

Nice trail with easy/moderate difficulty. During the summer heat, there is some cover but be prepared for many exposed portions to the heat.

hiking
20 days ago

Love the trail. I live right by it and walk/hike/bike it all the time. This spring is a bummer, all the rains brought poison oak and ticks galore!

Beautiful views.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Didn't get too far with a rear wheel issue, but what I did ride was beautiful! Can't wait to get back out and ride the whole thing. Lots of poison oak!

1 month ago

2 months ago

Not the greatest parking, just a turn out. Also, be careful of poison oak. Other than that, it is beautiful, lot of up and downs, wish there were more features.

2 months ago

Beautiful trial but DOG WALKERS BEWARE OF TICKS! Found close to 50 on my dog after our run!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

I really enjoyed this trial! It was clearly marked with ribbons and white arrows on the ground and had markers that would tell you what mile you are on. There's never a dull moment on this trial as there are plenty of birds chirping, running streams to hop over and the trial has slight inclines at times. I wouldn't recommend any beginner mountain bikers on this trail. There is so many branches and rocks on this trail that can be dangerous.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

It's beautiful

hiking
9 months ago

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

mountain biking
11 months ago

11 months ago

Thursday, June 16, 2016

hiking
Monday, April 04, 2016

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

Sunday, March 27, 2016

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

hiking
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Good out and back any time of the year. Make your hike as long as you like following the lake. Start at Brown's Ravine lower ramp parking lot or walk in from a side street off Green Valley Rd. Watch for Poison Oak in spring and summer. Unsanctioned mountain bikers are usually polite. Beautiful any time and close to town!