Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

The trail is well marked and scenic. However, do not leave anything of value in your car. There are people waiting for you to hit the trail so they can comb through your car. Very messed up!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great bike trail get there with 6 hrs before dark and bring water trail at the end is really steep dont ride it down if you arnt good with dry grass and leaves hard to stop my girl had a really bad fall i stopped before to look she did not had to hike out at night bikes where no longer safe due to no light so be safe take your time look before you go and have fun.

Great hike locally!! Came late in the afternoon, all the bikers had left. Pretty much had the trail to myself.

Good trail

A lot of flats, a lot of hills, a lot of rocks

mountain biking
2 months ago

The trail is mostly shaded and has a few intermediate level sections for mountain bikers. Go early in the the morning as the trail can get busy late morning to early afternoon.

hiking
2 months ago

I wouldn't rate this hike as easy. Probably a little more moderate. Decent hiking trail with really pretty views. As far as the parking fee....there is no lock box to leave the $10. It looks like it was either broken into, or just needs to be fixed? A lot of the trail is in the sun, but if that doesn't bother you, then it is definitely worth checking out!

mountain biking
3 months ago

felt like it ended nowhere, but when I go again, which I will try and find a nice spot because its beautiful there

mountain biking
3 months ago

felt like it ended nowhere, but when I go again, which I will try and find a nice spot because its beautiful there

did this trail a couple of months ago great starter trail. good views of the lake, some mountain bikers but they were very accommodating in sharing the trail. i will do this one again.

So i love this trail!!! i have just about done the whole thing but i must tell you as an advocate for Mountain Lion's, they are here! I have found it's den and numerous deer kills within a month in the same spot. I know we are all aware they are there , but i can tell you first hand that they are. This trail can be very hot so come prepared if doing it in the summer. i think the views and change of scenery after each 2nd mile is really neat. I would rate it as moderate but not too strenuous. It's so worth it as the trail goes on forever! Good Luck

mountain biking
4 months ago

This is not an easy trail. Bring 4 quarts of water during the warm months.

Mostly shaded.

hiking
5 months ago

Way too narrow, over grown bushes, thorns, no foot traffic, only saw 2 bikers, lots of ticks & saw a huge RATTLE SNAKE that scared us away about 2 miles in. Not coming back.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy but nice

hiking
5 months ago

Parking and access: Plenty of parking (because it's $10). If you are a frequent visitor to the park or Cal State parks I suggest buying an annual pass for $120. i bought in April It's already payed for itself by July . If you live in the Folsom area its nice to be able to just drive up to the lake and go for an evening stroll with the dog.

Trail: Speaking of dogs, and echoing the other reviewers, this and other trails surrounding Folsom lake are prime tick country. This is a narrower trail with thicker brush, and though I didn't see any bikers when I went, having to dodge them while standing in the brush with your dog is inviting trouble.

Overall: Nice views of the lake and variety of plant life as you meander along the shore with only short small elevation changes.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike along the river with intermittent river access. Great for dogs especially if they can be off leash or like to swim. Very rocky in places with modest elevation changes. Not many people out on a cool July 4 morning except several mountain bikers.

5 months ago

great trail for a mountain bike ride. there are sections that are a bit rocky, but if you're a technical rider, that shouldn't be a problem.

Really pretty in the Spring/early summer. Go earlier to avoid the few patches of sun. a very pretty trail. my partner and I did it and are at different levels. you could make it point to point it out and back. I did some trail running on the way back. CHECK FOR TICKS THOUGH!

hiking
5 months ago

Good hike, but i would late the second half as moderate. especially in 88 degree weather. Strongly recommend this as an early morning hike and bring plenty of water. trail was rocky, so a good pair of hiking boots or trail running shoes are recommend. $10 Parking was limited, and we lucky to get the last spot.

As a newer biker..this trail is flow and easy enough to gain confidence..also has a few spots along the trail that are challenging but not too intense. My favorite trail thus far

It was ok- there are a lot of rocks on this trail which are hard on the knees, and you only see the river view for a very small portion of it. The scenery is pretty boring otherwise. It’s a lot of up and down, which is a good workout, but I don’t think I would do this trail again. Also, the directions from this app took me to a different trail (Sweetwater). I found this trail by chance when I was heading up to Auburn and remembered the name. If going here, I wouldn’t rely on the app’s directions for it.

hiking
6 months ago

I do NOT recommend this hike. Trail is narrow and overgrown, we had brush hitting our legs through the entire trail, and it's only wide enough for 1 person. lots of stickers and spider webs due to the narrow trail.
on the positive side, very green, well shaded, and follows the lake perimeter so pretty views.

I loved it.. the water at the bridge is so beautiful..

hiking
6 months ago

We picked this one because it’s one of the only trails I could find that allows for dogs to be off leash. A good walk- one day we’ll do the whole thing. $10 cash to park. Rocky and harder than easy in the beginning - meaning your parents may not be able to do it. Definitely coming again with friends and dogs.

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.

walking
7 months ago

Wife and I went for a little hike to take some photographs. Nice little area with a lot of different flowers and butterflies. Good numbers of hikers, runners, and bikers, but everyone was very pleasant and the bikers were always very polite about giving us a heads up.

Not too scenic but has trees and nice shading throughout.

Bring sunscreen. Very sunny hike with not much shade at the beginning. My family and I walked for about a mile and half. Relatively easy. Fairly rocky. The view of the American river turning into the lake was quite pretty. The path is narrow, not wide enough for people to walk side by side. But we enjoyed our time overall!

mountain biking
7 months ago

very rocky. otherwise perfect

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