El Dorado Trail

Placerville, California

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2 Reviews
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The El Dorado Trail, like so many rail-trails in California and elsewhere, is a route in transition. About half of the trail is in place, a nice path that wanders through the oak woodlands east of downtown Placerville that serves, for the most part, local residents. But plans are afoot to extend the route. Surface: Asphalt (with a parallel dirt path) and ballast.
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by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre (Falcon Guides)

The El Dorado Trail, like so many rail-trails in California and elsewhere, is a route in transition. About half of the trail is in place, a nice path that wanders through the oak woodlands east of downtown Placerville that serves, for the most part, local residents. But plans are afoot to extend the route. Surface: Asphalt (with a parallel dirt path) and ballast.

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Activity Type: Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Placerville
Distance: 1.7
Trail Type: Shuttle
Surface:
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year round
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Topo Map: El Dorado Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Rail Trails California Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

1/12/2018

The trail is paved up to a point and is a fairly even surface, which is a nice perk. But the trail crosses the nearby freeway via a bridge which means that the majority of the hike was filled with noise from the sounds of passing cars. The views of this trail are nothing spectacular.

2/3/2006

This trail has been extended and if you continue beyond paved portion dirt trail continues up into Camino. Round Trip approx. 12 miles. Uphill grade going East and then fun and fast coming back. Used for running, walking, bicycling, horses. Dogs ok on leash. Starts through residential and gets more remote further up with nice sierra foothill scenery the whole way. Rated for ease of access, safety, scenery, and uphill challenge (not steep).

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