Browns Ravine South Shore Trail

EASY 39 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.

13.5 miles
1167 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running



15 days ago

Far more expensive than it should be. Trail is decent and a work out if you make it one but otherwise, not my first choice.

4 months ago

If you wanna pay 12 bucks for parking because its a fancy area by El Dorado hills then this is great for you. If not go somewhere else.

4 months ago

Took this trail about 4.9 miles. Part was along lake and part forest. Took about 3 hrs with short break at marina where there is a full, clean restroom facility. Free parking on Green Valley Rd and Sophia parkway. Really a lovely trail. Will need to try the rest soon!

5 months ago

So much poison oak around here. Be prepared

6 months ago

My level of enjoyment of this trail was my own fault. Lack of food and water prior plus 100+ degree weather. I'll give it another shot after I'm more prepared.

7 months ago

Its Beautiful love the drive down to the lake park and watch the sunset

7 months 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.

8 months 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
9 months 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!

10 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.

10 months ago

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

11 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.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

It's beautiful

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

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

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!

mountain biking
21 days ago

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