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Eldorado National Forest

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Beautiful views and trails

This is a great area for all of the things you want to do outdoors. The main thing we did here was... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Tom R
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Spectacular scenery

We loved driving through here, the lakes were spectacular. There are plenty of places to stop... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
San Francisco, California
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100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
+1 916-622-5061
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great area for all of the things you want to do outdoors. The main thing we did here was hike Horsetail Falls trail. Moderate is an accurate description of the trail. Dogs welcome. So many great photo ops.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We loved driving through here, the lakes were spectacular. There are plenty of places to stop, take pictures and enjoy the scenery. It's a beautiful drive with lots of great hikes.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The air was hazy due to fires nearby. On a clear day, it would be very pretty. However, most disturbing was the health of the fish we that we caught. Although we caught limits, every single fish was heavily infested with parasites. Other fisherman encountered...More

1  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Although I was there for a work 2 days trip, it does not mean I did not enjoy the beauty of nature. I was there for some dam engineering stuff. we went through the forest roads towards two beautiful dams, L.L. Anderson and Hell Hole....More

Thank hosnegar
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you enjoy trekking, camping, fly fishing or casting, and if you enjoy magnificent, unspoiled mountain vistas, then this is the place to come. Lake Tahoe is worth a visit all by itself, but there are smaller lakes and trails a-plenty--from easy to very hard....More

2  Thank John G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We enjoyed fishing Caples Lake in the Eldorado Forest. We fished for trout on Labor day weekend. We also went to the picnic area by the boat ramp. There are information signs on Mr. and Mrs. Caples. She made pies and sold them in Placerville....More

Thank mini
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Going for a few days in lake Tahoe, I looked for opportunity to taste something while breaking long drive. Finding information on Eldorado forest was not that easy. Good maps are not to be found on-line. Nevigating to trail-heads is another issue - with Wase...More

1  Thank HyperionSeoul
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It is indeed a fantastic area, where the whole family will never lack of something fun to do. Great history, great food and for you wine lovers, so of the best wineries you can have

Thank PaulMW1957
Reviewed 21 June 2017

It's a hidden gem. There is two miles trail from the lower level. Lower Falls will visit us first and there is 1.3 miles trail from there to the upper falls. There is another route to reach the upper falls along with the trail. Please...More

3  Thank laxmikant c
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We drove Highway 88 to the El Dorado National Forest. It was spring time and just beautiful out. With our good snow fall this year, there was beautiful green as well as a lot of snow. Caples Lake was still frozen over This is a...More

1  Thank mini
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4 March 2018|
Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
It's a tough question to answer, but let me try it. Due to overcutting over the years, the sort of redwoods you're thinking of--the big, majestic, thousand-year old ones--are protected within various national and state... More
7 March 2017|
Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can