El Dorado Hills Trails

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Best Trails in El Dorado Hills

Hidden Falls Trails

Auburn, CA

Hidden Falls Trails is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Auburn, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Darrington Trail

El Dorado Hills, CA

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Darrington Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

My friend and I chose it as a first hike for our kids, figuring we'd go in a mile or so and then turn around and hike back out. We picked it based on the Easy rating and the tag "kid friendly", as well as the photos attached to the hike. We were not expecting a narrow single track on the side of the hill that was all rocks and elevation change. It just wasn't a good choice for them.

That being said, we're going to go back out and tackle it again with just adults. There is a lot to see on this trail, and the switchbacks and narrow singletrack kept things interesting for us. In short, good spot to hike, but be aware that the information is misleading.

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Darrington Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

My friend and I chose it as a first hike for our kids, figuring we'd go in a mile or so and then turn around and hike back out. We picked it based on the Easy rating and the tag "kid friendly", as well as the photos attached to the hike. We were not expecting a narrow single track on the side of the hill that was all rocks and elevation change. It just wasn't a good choice for them.

That being said, we're going to go back out and tackle it again with just adults. There is a lot to see on this trail, and the switchbacks and narrow singletrack kept things interesting for us. In short, good spot to hike, but be aware that the information is misleading.

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Darrington Trail
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Sweetwater Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

One of the best trails around the area. Great views to the river. Shaded, kids friendly. Very quiet, not many people. We didn't see any rattlesnakes.

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Sweetwater Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

One of the best trails around the area. Great views to the river. Shaded, kids friendly. Very quiet, not many people. We didn't see any rattlesnakes.

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Darrington Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I personally don't care for trails this rocky. It's a great trail just not my preference. I'm only just now getting back into biking and I'd rate this as more a moderate than easy trail. the switch backs are very rocky and change elevation. you certainly need to pay attention. some hikers, but everyone was very friendly and courteous moving to the side so everyone could pass safely.

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Sweetwater Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Very narrow trail but is not so hard for beginners. This is for adventure seekers who are ok with rattle snakes. its shaded all thru. Different experience.

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Darrington Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Nice long hike, going in and back on the same trail did not seem like it lots to see and it can get very uneven at points so you have plenty to pay attention to! Trail is pretty narrow most of the time and you have to share with bikes. It was not to bad in the early morn (730am start) with bikes but as the day went on it became more of a bike trail. Plenty to see, fun terrain, and cool elevation changes with views.
PS. If you bring dog watch out for lots of ticks!

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Sweetwater Trail
by Carolyn West

1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Darrington Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful scenery. There was water, green grass, wildflowers, and butterfly's galore! This was a very different experience than when I did this hike last June!