The Best Hikes near Folsom

Angel and Michelle at Maggies Peaks
Emerald Bay State Park, El Dorado County, CaliforniaEmerald Bay State ParkEl Dorado County, CaliforniaJaw dropping beautiful! One of my favorite places to go in California. A short three hour drive north of San Francisco. Beautiful hiking trails,...Eagle Rock, Placer County, CaliforniaEagle RockPlacer County, CaliforniaA quick, easy, rewarding hike right off the road that leads to the top of the monolithic rock formation and provides a breathtaking view of...Maggies Peaks, El Dorado County, CaliforniaMaggies PeaksEl Dorado County, CaliforniaThe start of our hike into Desolation Wilderness took us to Maggie's Peak. From there, we could see the snowy landscape ahead of us and the alpine...Emerald Bay State Park, El Dorado County, CaliforniaEmerald Bay State ParkEl Dorado County, CaliforniaGreat hiking, camping, adventures, and discoveries. Is it summer yet?Fallen Leaf, CaliforniaFallen LeafCaliforniaCannot remember the name of these falls. Beautiful, and a very short hike from Fallen Leaf Lake. High snowfall amounts this year have this baby...Horsetail Falls, El Dorado County, CaliforniaHorsetail FallsEl Dorado County, CaliforniaWant some bouldering in your hike? This hike will take you to the top of Horsetail Falls and into the Desolation Wilderness. Stunning views as you...Desolation Wilderness, El Dorado County, CaliforniaDesolation WildernessEl Dorado County, CaliforniaBackpacking under the sky full of stars!! Velma lake.Lake Aloha, El Dorado County, CaliforniaLake AlohaEl Dorado County, CaliforniaFeast your eyes on incredible Lake Aloha in Desolation Wilderness near Lake Tahoe. This is your payoff after a long hike in. I took the Echo Lakes...Emerald Bay Vikingsholm Trail Trailhead, El Dorado County, CaliforniaEmerald Bay Vikingsholm Trail TrailheadEl Dorado County, CaliforniaA must stop of making the loop around Lake Tahoe.Emerald Bay State Park, El Dorado County, CaliforniaEmerald Bay State ParkEl Dorado County, CaliforniaThe shimmering, jewel hued waters of the aptly named Emerald Bay was a sight for sore eyes. By far the best view in Lake Tahoe! My only regret was...Desolation Wilderness, El Dorado County, CaliforniaDesolation WildernessEl Dorado County, CaliforniaThis is Lake Tamarack, it's about a 2.5 hour hike (one way) from the Echo Lakes trailhead. See my previous posts for details on the Echo Lake...Lake Aloha, El Dorado County, CaliforniaLake AlohaEl Dorado County, CaliforniaAfter a night spent battling rain, wind, and lightning on the shores of Lake Aloha in the heart of Desolation Wilderness, I was rewarded with this...Sacramento, CaliforniaSacramentoCaliforniaBeautiful day for a hikeLake Aloha, El Dorado County, CaliforniaLake AlohaEl Dorado County, CaliforniaOne of the many stunning sights within Desolation Wilderness west of Lake Tahoe. Hundreds of alpine lakes, granite cliffs and well-maintained...Echo Lake, CaliforniaEcho LakeCaliforniaEcho Lake just West of South Lake Tahoe off HWY 50 is a great day hike or an entry point to longer adventures into the Desolation Wilderness.Shealor Lake Trail Head, El Dorado County, CaliforniaShealor Lake Trail HeadEl Dorado County, CaliforniaVery cool spot with a dinosaur footprint somewhereEagle Falls Campground, El Dorado County, CaliforniaEagle Falls CampgroundEl Dorado County, CaliforniaHike the Eagle Lake trail! If hiking in winter, I recommend Goretex boots, water resistant pants, trekking poles, snacks and optimism. The views...Emerald Bay Vista, El Dorado County, CaliforniaEmerald Bay VistaEl Dorado County, CaliforniaEmerald Bay in the winter, not so much emerald at this time of day, still gorgeous! Rubicon trail wraps around the bay to Vikingsholm castle if...Bayview Trailhead, El Dorado County, CaliforniaBayview TrailheadEl Dorado County, CaliforniaStunning views, easy hike.Lake Clementine, Placer County, CaliforniaLake ClementinePlacer County, CaliforniaLake Clementine trail in forest hill. Not a hard hike
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