Explore the most popular trails near El Dorado Hills with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
10 days ago

It surprises me that very few of the tracks posted don't complete full trail.
Once you hit the dirt road the end is only .4 miles further, down hill to the edge of the water.
I can see this trail getting very hot during the summer months. If you hike it Start early!
Lots of bikes on the trail and very few hikers.
Not much to take pictures of.

If you wanna pay 12 bucks for parking because its a fancy area by El Dorado hills then this is great for you. If not go somewhere else.

on Darrington Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Not really too much to see other than Salmon Falls Bridge. You walk on a really narrow trail which you have to share with bicyclists and can be sketchy. Also a really small sketchy parking lot.

Took this trail about 4.9 miles. Part was along lake and part forest. Took about 3 hrs with short break at marina where there is a full, clean restroom facility. Free parking on Green Valley Rd and Sophia parkway. Really a lovely trail. Will need to try the rest soon!

mountain biking
1 month ago

mountain biking
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mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I saw lots of wild life along the trail: deers , ducks , lizzards , toads, Tarantulas spiders.
The taril is mostly for bikers , so you need to pay attention as they come.
You have to pay 10$ for the parking at the trailhead , there's a box with evnelopes for that purpose at the trailhead.
Beyond the great views of the water along the trail , there isnt much to see.

The trail goes on, beyond the point I stopped. I went back after 3 miles, because I started late and it was getting dark

hiking
2 months ago

Most of trail is in the shade in the morning, made it a very comfortable hike in the heat.

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyed this trail. Looking forward to going back in Spring when everything is in bloom and hopefully the water in the creeks are flowing. A lot of mountain bikers with a pretty narrow trail so just be cautious! :)

So much poison oak around here. Be prepared

hiking
2 months ago

Nice moderate trail. Pros: Creek, frogs, lake access/views, dragonflies, clean toilets w/ paper, not crowded, shaded a good portion of the way. Cons: Lots of poison oak (just watch for it and you will be ok) and parking fee of $10 (but considering the clean restrooms, worth it). You will reach Salmon Falls Road at the turnaround point and there are a few free parking spaces there. Since this is an out and back, starting at either end works.

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Will have to try this trail in the winter, rattlesnakes on the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for the kiddos to go with. Very clean and well taken care of.

There is a $10 fee to park your car here. Its a nice trail and theres a great spot to swim. The water seems cleaner and calmer here. I did see a ton of poison oak along the trail and we ran across lots of bikers.