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Eldorado National Forest

100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
+1 916-622-5061
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Beauty at its own. With adventurous hiking trails, lakes, streams, fishing, camping, picnicking... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2016
Rhonda H
returning home

I had never been to the area my husband grew up in Placerville. I thought it would be pretty... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2015
New York
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100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
+1 916-622-5061
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Reviewed 13 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
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...More

Thank Katgoodhiding
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank sydneyalexander
Reviewed 14 September 2015

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

1  Thank lindsey48fl
Reviewed 10 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...More

1  Thank travel69mom
Reviewed 12 August 2015

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

1  Thank Prochefmike
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.

Thank Kip B
Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank Dennis C
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

2  Thank Bruce R
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...More

2  Thank Tony G
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7 March 2017|
Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can
Dor M
19 February 2017|
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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