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Eldorado National Forest

South Lake Tahoe / Placerville area, Placerville, CA 95667
916-622-5061
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Placerville
Type: Forests, National Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: The hiking areas are located within this forest.
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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344 reviews 344 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wonderful drive from South Lake Tahoe to Eldorado National Forest passing Carson pass and other passes, stopping by number of lakes. Scenery is breathtaking, we stopped so many times before and after our hike near the Silver Lake. This was an outstanding day trip worth repeating once we are back!

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Lombard, Illinois
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179 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

On a recent business trip I took a side trip and drove from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe. It is wonderful. One of the best drives in the country. The scenery was great and the roads were not crowded.

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203 reviews 203 reviews
83 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

What a fabulous drive we had coming in from SF the change of scenery was unimaginable. The best view was the top of the hill looking over the forest and Lake Tahoe. It was the most amazing view especially with the snow. Will have to stop and stay a few days next time ! Love the diversity of California (... More

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La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

A place to let loose and get close to nature. Lots of eco-tourist activities along with a great place at South Lake Tahoe to enjoy restaurants and clubs.

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Placerville, California
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29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

High altitude camping at Loon Lake, canoeing on Wright's lake with kids, have a group there is plenty of room at Wench Creek. You can camp on a creek, lake, or deep in the forest. Easy to reach waterfalls, a wide range of hiking trails, and mountain peaks you can reach in an hour. Stopping at any one of the... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Because of the species and height, the trees are still green in summer. Compared with nearby areas, it looks much greener, and the forest, combined with the mountains, makes good views. For some part of it, the traffic and road condition are not hard. There are also several attractions close to it, which one can visit during the same trip.

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California
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The forest lies east of Placerville, from foothill area to the mountains and the Lake Tahoe Basin. Activities include camping, hiking, fishing, 4-wheeling, snow activities in winter, etc. Suggest contacting the main office in Placerville to determine if there are any restrictions in area and to obtain map.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The NF lies east of Placerville, from foothill level to mountains. Many outdoor activities available....camping, hiking, 4-wheeling, fishing, snow activities in winter. Suggest contacting the Supervisor's Office in Placerville to ascertain any current restrictions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We have spent lots of time in the El Dorado National Forest. Sometimes just for a day trip with a picnic, others with our RV staying at one of the many lakes in the area. The views from just about every camp site are gorgeous and serene. Relax at one of the two lakes that only allow non-motorized boats. Or... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Beautiful pools to cool off in and an easy hike to this beautiful picinic spot!! Me and My fiancee Stan had a wonderful time taking our puppy Tex to explore the trails!

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