Browns Ravine South Shore Trail

EASY 28 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

hiking
9 days 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.

hiking
16 days 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!

hiking
1 month ago

So much poison oak around here. Be prepared

hiking
2 months ago

2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

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

3 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.

hiking
4 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
5 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!

5 months ago

6 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.

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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hiking
7 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
11 months ago