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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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Placerville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful scenery, great hiking trails, tons of lakes, so many different things to do - hiking, biking, fishing, bird watching, swimming, floating, relaxing, camping.

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Fremont, California
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952 attraction reviews
917 helpful votes 917 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoy going to Silver Lake area of Eldorado National Forest for hiking, picnics, and for fishing. We usually go by ourselves or with extended family members. We also like to go to Loon Lake. Sometimes its just fun to drive through the area and see the forest. In winter, after a snow storm, its quite nice to see the... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Drove up to Loon Lake in the Eldorado Forest, just outside the Tahoe area. The lake is one of several large and quiet spots in the Union area. Camping was primitive with pit toilets and no hook-ups, but no matter...the lake was pristine and perfect for kayaking and fishing. The temperature was about 15-20 degrees cooler by day from the... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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73 attraction reviews
499 helpful votes 499 helpful votes
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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189 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
89 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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