Darrington Trail

EASY 85 reviews

Darrington Trail is a 16 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near El Dorado Hills, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
16.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1735 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

16 days ago

18 days ago

baller mtn bike trail, dont fall of a cliff or your a gonner though

walking
23 days ago

This is NOT safe for dogs or kids. The trail is no more than 1 1/2 ft wide. Shear cliff on one side and very little shade. I'm sure the view was nice but my attention was on my dogs. Sometimes slippery. And it runs about 5* hotter than outside temp. Very hot.

23 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is dog friendly. Good for hiking because it's rocky and along a ridge above the American River. Tons of wildflowers. Well maintained. PO along the sides but none on the trail.

1 month ago

Rocky single track makes for rough riding but good hiking.

mountain biking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Way too many exposed rocks with combination of
narrow trail made for a treacherous "ride." Couldn't get any momentum or real exercise. Biking partner crashed off her bike. See photo. Much better trail for hiking or a jog.

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trail does not even go anywhere it just ends on the side of a hill. Bugs everywhere throughout and more ticks than I could count. Will never be doing this again and would not recommend to anyone.

1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

lots of poison oak in places this year. I run this trail often. great in Spring. Hot and dry in the Summer.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The water is flowing, but it's all easily crossable with a little rock hopping. The trail is in full bloom for the spring and gets narrow at times, but was a great little day hike.

trail running
2 months ago

Fairly flat single track. There are about 4 water crossings. Usually u can jump the rocks to cross but if it was a rainy week, you won't be able to cross. A couple weeks ago I got 4miles and couldn't cross. Also, the trail stays pretty soggy in the low areas.