Skunk Hallow South Fork American River Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Skunk Hallow South Fork American River Trail is a 13.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near El Dorado Hills, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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
13.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2106 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Skunk Hallow South Fork American River Trail

mountain biking
10 days ago

Beautiful out today, like Spring in Febuary! & only a few people out. Climb up was a butt kicker like always. Fun Downhills make it worth the effort.

28 days ago

Great trail! The first part of the trail is uphill and kind of rocky so hiking boots would be recommended although you could do it with tennis shoes. At first I was a little disappointed because I saw houses along the way but just keep going and eventually you will be in the wilderness with nothing but the sound of the river and the wind in the trees. The trail is well set and super easy to follow. Beautiful views. It’s not a difficult trail and a lot of it is pretty flat. I took my dog on leash. I only pulled one tic off her but she is on tic prevention. I only saw a couple other people the entire day Although I bet it gets much busier in the warmer season. I would definitely recommend! Beautiful hike on a sunny winter day!

hiking
1 month ago

What a great trail. Well engineered for hiking. Beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

went in mid December and it was unseasonably warm. surprisingly good views of the river and salmon falls bridge. There’s a free parking area but then you have to cross the bridge to get to the trail. Dogs area allowed and bikers are respectful while using the trail

hiking
5 days ago

10 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago