Skunk Hallow South Fork American River Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Skunk Hallow South Fork American River Trail is a 12.9 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
12.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2063 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

bugs

rocky

Skunk Hallow South Fork American River Trail

hiking
7 days ago

I love hiking this trail! we always see lots of mountain bikers who are the most polite trail companions. I think this trail has lots of hills and it's Rocky, but I like it, never boring.

hiking
29 days ago

It was an okay hike. I wouldn't consider it moderate. Probably wouldn't do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Didn’t make it the whole 13.3 miles but made it 5.5 miles to the creek crossing the trail. It just rained so it was moving pretty good and I didn’t want to get my feet wet so turned around there for a total round trip of 11 miles. Lots of different terrain and views along the way. It was well worth it.

mountain biking
3 months 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.

4 months 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months 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

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