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5 places to go on a hike in El Dorado Hills

While winter is here for a bit longer and the mountains are packed with snow, there are still plenty of opportunities to get out by foot and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

El Dorado Hills is home to trails of all levels, suitable for everyone and their families.

So get out and take in the fresh air and breathtaking views. But don’t forget to slap on some sun block and get into a good pair of shoes or hiking boots before heading out to one of these five hiking destinations.

Darrington Trail

This is a popular trail that stretches nearly 16 miles long near El Dorado Hills.

On this trip, you’ll encounter incredible views of Folsom Lake. It’ll get off to a rocky and uphill start before things level out a bit. It’s also perfect for everyone in the family with an overall moderate rating.

Monte Vista and New York Creek Trails

You can finish this loop-trail hike in under six miles and experience consistent views of Folsom Lake. Be careful, though, as things can get a little muddy along some portions of your journey.

This hike is moderate and easy to follow, making it the perfect outing for everyone in the family.

Old Salmon Falls Bridge

This trail is only a little over two miles, but it features plenty of incredible views of the lake.

On some days, a 100-year-old bridge over the South Fork of the American River emerges. With just the right water level at Folsom Lake, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse.

Bassi Falls

Located outside El Dorado Hills near Placerville in the Eldorado National Forest, this trail is relatively short at about 1.2 miles round trip.

But, a huge reward with not too much work awaits: a 100-foot waterfall along the dirt and granite trail. This time of year, you will see patches of snow, so watch your step along the base of this incredible site.

Horsetail Falls

Take in the views of an 800-foot waterfall at Horsetail Falls, just off Highway 50.

When you first embark on this hike, you’ll notice the beautiful granite all around and the base of the waterfall. Then things really pick up as you’ll have to ascend hundreds of feet to Pyramid Creek. Beyond that, groups will need to be with more experienced hikers, as some of the trails are not as defined.

All of the listed trails welcome your furry companions too. So make sure to plan a day soon and continue to explore what makes this region so darn beautiful and inviting.

If you’re thinking about calling El Dorado Hills home, we can help. Not many regions in Northern California offer it all like El Dorado Hills. It’s not only the unlimited daytrip destinations, but this region has high-achieving schools, award-winning places to shop and dine and neighborhoods and communities everyone is proud of.

Please contact us today to learn about the home-buying opportunities in this region. We are happy to work together to get you into the home of your dreams.