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Address: South Lake Tahoe / Placerville area, Placerville, CA 95667
Phone Number: +1 916-622-5061
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The hiking areas are located within this forest.

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I had never been to the area my husband grew up in Placerville. I thought it would be pretty barren in December but it was not. It was beautiful, the river was flowing, We saw... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2015
Katgoodhiding
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New York
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New York
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

I had never been to the area my husband grew up in Placerville. I thought it would be pretty barren in December but it was not. It was beautiful, the river was flowing, We saw lots of deer in the meadows. We did not have time for any hiking but I would want to return in the spring sometime I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

beautiful place to go hiking. No matter what time of year, I always love going out here for a day hike. Its great in the winter for some great white winter photos. there are tons of trails to check out and tons of great natural beauty

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Gorgeous views. Loved how high the mountains were and how everything was so beautiful. Will go again

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Placerville, California
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Summers and fall are spectacular, great campgrounds - make your reservations early - there are lakes, rivers, great trails to hike. The Eldorado is the gateway to Desolation Wilderness, but you need a permit - it is so well-loved that there has to be a quota system to keep the wilderness wild and give a great experience. There are many... More 

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1 Thank travel69mom
Napa, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Bold and beautiful, what a great place. Majestic trees and beautiful vistas, always a pleasure to be here

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Yuba City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This entire area is beyond belief, there is something for everyone. You don't have to get out of the car to enjoy it. So amazing. I love Tahoe and all the surrounding areas.

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Camino, California, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

The Eldorado NF is a great place to visit, especially during the summer. While the Sac Valley is hot, the Eldorado is high enough to have warm days (comfortable) and cool nights. Many campgrounds (both Forest Service and privately run). You are close to South Lake Tahoe for what Tahoe has to offer, but only an hour east of Sacramento.

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1 Thank Dennis C
Placerville, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

went to visit forrest with daughter and enjoy the beauty and peacefullness if it. always enjoy seeing nature at it best very nice to get away from city and enjoy the nature in our back yard

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2 Thank Bruce R
Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

I was there yesterday and seen a bear in the camp site(not unusual). After hearing stories from family who had been there for a week, the bear wasn't new to the camp ground. This bear is very smart and is not easily scared away. It also likes to get up close and personal (which was my personal experience). I ended... More 

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Lotus, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

beautiful place. lots to do, especially fishing! If you are over 18 do not forget to have your fishing license on you at all times while fishing. The park rangers do not fool around with that, and you WILL get a citation. The campgrounds are all lovely, I have been to many many of them over the years, since I... More 

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