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Eldorado National Forest

100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
+1 916-622-5061
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Anywhere in the forest is ok with me!

There are endless hikes, walks, creeks, lakes and places to visit in the National Forest. What a... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Placerville, California
Beautiful area with lots to di

This gorgeous high mountain area offers many things for everyone. Beautiful lakes, hiking... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Medford, Oregon
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  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are endless hikes, walks, creeks, lakes and places to visit in the National Forest. What a treasure to have in my back yard.

Thank 23Cooper23
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This gorgeous high mountain area offers many things for everyone. Beautiful lakes, hiking trails, lodges and resorts... plenty to see and do in any season.

Thank sp4301
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We enjoyed taking a walk and going fishing at beautiful Caples Lake in the El Dorado Forest. This lake is near Carson Pass and also Kirkwood area. We often times catch trout. It is also a boating and kayaking lake, There is also a resort....More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This was our second visit to Bassi fall and the latest one is on Saturday, July 2nd. Our family of 3 along with 2 other families (total 5 kids from ages 5-13) visited this gem. The directions can be tricky. From Sacramento/Folsom: Take 50 East...More

3  Thank grandhirk
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Really enjoyed my day trip to Eldorado National Forest. Unlike Tahoe, or Yosemite, or the other more popular forests, Eldorado is delightfully overlooked by most, and this adds to the charm. The Forest is green as any, covered in creeks and much less litter than...More

1  Thank Myke C
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Tony needs to stay home. Black bears are active in Desolation Wilder- ness. As a result of the availability of improp- erly stored human food, greater numbers of bears remain active at higher elevations than in the past. Bears have extremely keen noses and are...More

Thank berniejohnston
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I live near, in and am sometimes surrounded by the El Dorado National Forest. This natural resource is a place of great beauty, it's a place you can get out and do fun outdoor activities : ride a bike, swim, canoe, camp,fish or just sit...More

Thank delyn35
Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you are in the Placerville area and on your way to Lake Tahoe then stop for a bit and take in the town and the local part of the El Dorado National Forest. You will have vistas and sights galore. On our trip we...More

Reviewed 11 March 2016

I am out in the ENF almost everyday. Go check out the crystal basin, it is extremely beautiful and very easy to access. Just take ice house road. Go up to big hill and check out the fire look out. There are hundreds of lakes...More

Thank eric F
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Beauty at its own. With adventurous hiking trails, lakes, streams, fishing, camping, picnicking. You can do anything in this forest, even live. The forest was my backyard for 18 yrs and every day was new. Wild flowers, animals, birds. Whispering winds just beauty that surrounds.

Thank Rhonda H
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
The best, and safest, way to plan hiking trips in any National Forest is to obtain a map of the trails from the National Park Service (online) or to visit their office in Placerville where you can buy all manners of maps... More