El Dorado Trail

Placerville, California 95667

Distance8.4mi
Elevation Gain261ft
Trailhead Elevation1,893ft
Top1,895ft
Elevation Min/Max1845/1895ft
Elevation Start/End1893/1893ft

El Dorado Trail

El Dorado Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Placerville, California. It is 8.4 miles long and begins at 1,893 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 261 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings.

El Dorado Trail Professional Reviews and 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."

El Dorado Trail Reviews

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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.
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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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Trail Information

Placerville
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility

Activity Feed

Sep 2018