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El Dorado Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Diamond Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.9 miles Elevation Gain: 623 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

nature trips

road biking

walking

running

forest

paved

views

wild flowers

city walk

Begin at the Missouri Flat Bridge and hike to Downtown Placerville and back.

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2 months ago

Fun trail. Lots of people. Has little “workout” areas along the way. Just lots of trash. Have walked this numerous times and there’s even human feces in places. I love it for the walk, but the garbage along the way isn’t fun. Have started at the Missouri Flat trailhead and walked to the jail and back. Have also started at Jacquier Rd trailhead and taken it behind Apple Cafe.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail for an easy flat trail shared with bikers. Beautiful views and some shade along the way.

5 months ago

If you connect the dots you can ride/ walk this trail from Camino to Folsom, and back. Thats over 60 miles, what a great ride. Most of the paved bike path has single track paralleling it.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice paved trail with exercise stations and several benches for resting or nature watching. Just past the wood bridge there are a couple picnic benches and a path that goes down to the river. Several trash cans along side the trail, so no need to trek dog waste the whole way. A few areas where less aware dog owners have left dog feces on the side of the trail. Looks like there is some brush clearing going on right now but it's out of the way of the path and keeps it nice.

running
9 months ago

it is a nice trail some wildlife to see, if your training for race this is a ok trail because the only downside is it gets a lot of people who don't learn trail etiquette and there are homeless people on the trail and dog poop everywhere! people need to clean up after their dogs! El Dorado County still needs to connect these trails like in Sacramento County C'mon now!

9 months ago

I walk this trail frequently. it's a nicely maintained, paved walking trail, and is pretty easy. the only downside is there are a good amount of homeless people who "reside" in the bushes along the trail, and they leave A LOT of trash

Monday, October 01, 2018

We were impressed with this count-maintained walking path for the time we had. The sun shined through the foothill oaks, with a gentle breeze. The trail led us to a beautiful sun-bathed meadow surrounded by digger pines, oaks and chaparral shrubs. Partial-shade in mid-day. We were staying in Apple Hill for a hiking trip and decided to try this trail when we headed back through Placerville. Negatives: the loud highway for the first 10 minutes of walking. But this is also a positive as it is easy, quick parking. Positives: long. You can go as far as you want and still have more to explore. Flat for people needing an easy path. Paved and well maintained. Stretching and workout stations throughout the path. This is a perfect trail for handicap ADA needs. Great for families, elderly and joggers. If we had more time we would have walked all the way to Placerville and further, but only did a mile and a half out Overall this is a good locals walking spot and we would like to try the other spot next time. - Mike and Angel Cutler, EarthTrek Gear, Earthtrekgear.com

Friday, January 12, 2018

The trail is paved up to a point and is a fairly even surface, which is a nice perk. But the trail crosses the nearby freeway via a bridge which means that the majority of the hike was filled with noise from the sounds of passing cars. The views of this trail are nothing spectacular.

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