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Eldorado National Forest

100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
+1 916-622-5061
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Beautiful Caples Lake in Eldorado National Forest

We enjoyed taking a walk and going fishing at beautiful Caples Lake in the El Dorado Forest. This... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Fremont, California
A hidden gem of a waterfall in Northern California

This was our second visit to Bassi fall and the latest one is on Saturday, July 2nd. Our family of... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Sacramento, California
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  • Average2%
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100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
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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
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 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
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
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
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
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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