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Eldorado National Forest

100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
+1 916-622-5061
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Fun for everyone

The Eldorado National Forest has something for everyone with just a little outdoor adventure. From... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
dockahuna
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Placerville, California
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WARNING - Lake Elsinore Area

DO NOT TURN LEFT AT THE EL CARISO / HOTSHOT CAMP. NOT A CAMPGROUND. I am new to Cleveland... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Ryan M
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The hiking areas are located within this forest.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Eldorado National Forest has something for everyone with just a little outdoor adventure. From creeks to rivers, ponds to lakes. Millions of trails and wildlife to go with it. There is always joy coming here

2  Thank dockahuna
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

DO NOT TURN LEFT AT THE EL CARISO / HOTSHOT CAMP. NOT A CAMPGROUND. I am new to Cleveland National Forest. In the evening of March 24, 2017 I spent an hour or so looking through my GPS and found various campgrounds sprinkled throughout the...More

4  Thank Ryan M
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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 5 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
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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

Thank MITCHEL N
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