Bikes, strollers, runners, dogs, equestrians,
and hikers welcome.
|El Dorado Trail 6-2014|
This section runs from the quaint "Placerville Station" to the parking
at Jacquier and Highway 50.
Elevation Change: About 900 feet.
Difficulty: Easy- to as hard as you make it. This section is all paved and hills are very long, and not too steep. By taking the trail westward of Jacquier parking you will have to go uphill on the return trip. You can park at the Placerville Station at Mosquito Rd and Highway 50.
To the Placerville Station: Take Highway 50 to Mosquito Rd exit. You will find the Station east of the freeway, on your left. There is a massive parking there. The trail heads south into town or cross at Clay Street and head in an easterly direction
El Dorado Trail Parking: Take Exit 49 toward Point View Drive. Go east and you can park alongside the road in marked parking spots or go a little further and turn in tot he El Dorado Trail parking (most suitable for horse trailers).
Other Notes: At the Placerville Station I understand there are restrooms, and in the Jacquier Parking there are two vault toilets.
This winding paved trail meanders through the sun and shade with inviting benches stationed every so often for travelers to soak in the wildflowers colors and the enjoy the outdoors.
|Clarkia and Tincture Plant|
|Himalayan blackberries with pink blooms.|
Pink blackberry blossoms, gumplants, and a variety of other plants are blooming on this 90 degree day, in a drought, and cheer the weary into actviity.
|These In Memory plaques are placed alongside the trail.|
|El Dorado Trail taken June of 2014.|
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