Darrington Trail

EASY 87 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

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

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

walking
2 months 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.

2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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2 months ago

hiking
3 months 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.

3 months ago

Rocky single track makes for rough riding but good hiking.

mountain biking
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months 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
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months 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.

3 months ago

3 months ago

3 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
4 months ago

hiking
4 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.