This is the first paved eastern section of the El Dorado Trail, designated for multiple uses including joggers, bicycles, dogs walking their people, and equestrians. It is wheelchair and stroller accessible!
|Hike through the Placerville hills with views of |
vineyards, farms, a lake, rolling hills, and mountains.
- There is poison oak along the side of the trail so before you step off of the pavement, double check the plants!
- Carry water. It gets hot (in the 90's this month).
- Always watch for rattlesnakes.
- Sunscreen is advisable. Perhaps a hat and sunglasses, too.
- Two vault toilets available next to the parking area.
|This parking lot has an exercise and stretching area for warm ups. |
It is large and designed to accommodate horse trailers.
Enjoy the photos of The El Dorado Trail views: ( I recommend clicking on the first photo and then scrolling through.)
I tried to find access to the eastern end of the trail to no avail. It should be around the Camino Road area but it was all fenced private property. My idea was to walk the entire length, described in various literature, in sections. If you know more, please post a note on my Google+ page!
|Look out for the poison oak which is turning red, is full and healthy, |
and growing right alongside the pavement!
Below are some of the wildflowers that are still in bloom along the way,
despite this heat and drought, to brighten your day!
Thank you for taking the time to enjoy the displays of color, and just think, you don't have to pull weeds in a garden to enjoy the display!
Please refrain from picking any of these wild gems. They are having a hard time with drought and need to be allowed to reproduce in such adverse conditions.
Still in bloom in June: monkey faces, bachelors buttons, blackberry blossoms, gum plants, mustard, peas, chicory, morning-glories, dog fennel, Williams clarkia, and some unidentified ones.
El Dorado Trail Chapter 2
El Dorado Trail Chapter 3
For more trails, see Trails By Location.