Looking for a great trail near El Dorado Hills, California? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Auburn State Recreation Area or Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sweetwater Basin Wildlife Area. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in El Dorado Hills ranging from 4.8 to 20.2 miles and from 433 to 1,010 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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rocky
26 days ago

Beautiful hike! Smaller width trail for most so watch out for the mountain bikers, especially if you bring your pup!

Would return again

over crowded and not much of a view.

More easy than moderate. Beautiful hike along Folsom lake.You can walk through the “woods” area or along the beach if you don’t mind it being very rocky

mountain biking
rocky
1 month ago

We got on the trail right above the entrance shack where you pay. The guy there told us where the trail head was so we assumed it was ok to ride. As we were riding though all the trail signs were marked, "no bikes." We saw one biker on the trail and a few runners. We kept going to Salmon Falls Rd., but won't be coming back. We were told the reason was that the trail goes on private property. I can't verify that. Anyway the trail is technical and rocky in some areas. There were sections where you could get some speed, water crossings and some short steep climbs. A few overlooks of the lake which were nice. Overall I had fun riding it.

Great morning hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail and can be pretty rocky in some stretches. Some shady spots, some sunny spots. Not too many inclines. There can be some areas the trail is quite narrow and the mountain bikers can barely squeeze by you but no big deal. We did about 5 miles round-trip in about two hours. It was in the mid70s in October when we did the hike but it felt hotter in the direct sun. There is a $10 cash only fee to park in the parking lot at the trail head. Nothing real exciting to see but some good views of the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Saw two separate bald eagles, it was beautiful. Watch out for mountain bikers. A few of them almost took us out on the narrow trail.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

A 5 mile round-trip, over moderately rough terrain on about third of the trail. Great views of Folsom lake and a nice nature walk, but the trail itself isn’t really exciting. Mostly dry brush and bare dirt. Overall it was OK but not spectacular in anyway. You can park on the street on Sophia Drive and it’s just a short walk to the trail head. Mixed hikers and off-road bicycles on the trail.

Easy trail. Spectacular view! Too many bike riders to look out for!

definitely wear sturdy shoes, a bit rocky and unlabeled. but a great shady hike with a pup!

5$ parking fee Good distance, but felt like mileage for the sake of mileage. Very lackluster end to the trail Water fountain available at Brown's Ravine Assembly Area

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice single track trail. Watch for some deep ruts on trail. They’re like skinnys, just in reverse. Some good rocky climb sections which are challenging. Mostly moderate ups, downs, and flats. Beautiful view next to lake.

hiking
3 months ago

This is my running trail and I love it! So close to me and the view changes on the time of year and how high the water is. Just be extremely careful of the poison oak in the spring. It is bad...there are also a lot of ticks here. You can also see the old bridge when it gets super low.

Went for a trail run. It was very mellow and smooth. Great place to trail run just tons of bugs not much vert.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike offering a diversity of terrain! Really long we didn’t make it to the end, but would highly recommend to anyone with endurance.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice shady hike with access to the reservoir. Adequate parking, and easy to get to.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice but quite challenging for a newbie. Did half today and will come back

hiking
3 months ago

Great time of year to go swimming!

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Sounds of the lake were awesome! Rocky terrain though. Ankle bender for sure!

8/17/2019 12:30pm. In & Out ... Sophia Parkway to Brown’s Ravine entrance road and back ~ 4 miles. Partial shade - wear hat, sunscreen or protective clothing and bring water. Section along lake is cooler and provides access to the water. Poison oak present but not on the trail. Trail shared by hikers and cyclists. Sections of trail deeply rutted and mildly rocky - recommend wearing hiking or supportive shoes. Always a fun trail with good lake views, birds and wildflowers. Great sunset views!

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Decent bit tougher hills than darrington and views aren’t quite as nice. Still a lovely trail though. 2 rattlers seen

I have been going here since I was a kid. For me this is one of the hardest trails in the area. There is not a lot of shade and there is a decent amount of uphill starting from Salmon Falls. There is also a lot of poison oak here so be careful and wash with tecnu after you are done.

Nice local “urban” hike in Sacramento with several spots to access the lake for a swim. Maintained trail with poison oak on the side. Definitely best to get an early start in the summer. Parking fee $5.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty spectacular for jogging or working on hiking speed. Lots of open areas so make sure to bring extra liquids. Side note, last marked section of this trail(.7 miles down to the lake) is not worth doing. Head to the campground or stop by the lake on another section of the trail.

The map takes you to a area on the side of the road with a high curb, so my prius could not go over

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

It's a simple hike. I would hardly call it moderate in any way. Not much to see except the lake that you walk around. Single file trail. It's not much overgrown now because a lot has dried up in the summer heat. It has in and out shade/sun areas so be prepared for the hot areas in summer. We calculated at about 7 miles round trip with two side trail stops. A very disappointing end to the trail though-nothing but a gate that leads to the road. Take the trails to the right that's about in the middle and right before the end to at least relax and enjoy the waterfront. There are boats and one of them was playing loud music but it was only for a minute. Didn't encounter any bugs or ticks but I always use bug spray anywhere I go that has brush. Parking is currently $10.00. There were lots of sail boats when we came back so if you're into that, might be a good place too. Only ran into one bicyclist with a kid.

hiking
5 months ago

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