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Eldorado National Forest

100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
+1 916-622-5061
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Beautiful scenery, not as crowded as other National Forests

Really enjoyed my day trip to Eldorado National Forest. Unlike Tahoe, or Yosemite, or the other... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
Myke C
Los Angeles, California
Do Go There

Tony needs to stay home. Black bears are active in Desolation Wilder- ness. As a result of the... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Sacramento, California
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The hiking areas are located within this forest.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA 95667-5310
+1 916-622-5061
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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
Reviewed 24 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 4 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 19 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 3 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 28 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 13 September 2015

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

1  Thank lindsey48fl
Reviewed 9 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
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Response from Dennis C | Reviewed this property |
No. Residing in the National Forest is prohibited by Federal law. You may camp for a specific limit (can vary by National Forest). You must have a permanent residence outside the Forest.