Salmon Falls Bridge trail plant ID walk- CNPS

Hey Everyone,

Another fun walk with the California Native Plant Society coming up! This walk focuses on plant ID of native plants rather than edibilty aspects

Always Eddie

Springtime blooms will ease the first half has a sunny 500 foot climb through manzanita. We hope to see Sonoma Sage, Pitcher Sage, Fritillaria, Manzanita and Ceanothus in bloom. There are restrooms at the trailhead. Bring water, sunscreen, snack and hat.

Meet at Skunk Hollow River Access at the north end of the Salmon Falls Bridge. It’s about 30 minutes from Sunrise and Hwy 50. $12 for parking or State Park Pass. In the past there has been limited free parking along the shoulder of Salmon Falls Road on the south side of the bridge. Allow an extra 10 minutes driving if planning to use the limited free parking (no promises on free parking).

Driving directions from Sacramento.

- Travel east on Highway 50

- Take exit 30B -El Dorado Hills Blvd.

- Drive north on El Dorado Hills Blvd. for about 3.5 miles to Green Valley Rd.

- Continue north crossing Green Valley Rd, and El Dorado Hills Blvd becomes Salmon Falls Rd.

- Continue on Salmon Falls Rd about 6 to the Salmon Falls Bridge

- Cross the bridge and turn right into the Skunk Hollow parking area.

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  • Dolly C.

    i was there! it was lovely....i just never bumped into my favorite foraging friends, wrong trail perhaps?

    April 8, 2013

  • Patricia A

    Thanks for all the information. Wish I could have joined you on the sweet water trail.

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Edward R.

    Perfect day observing nature (plants mostly) along the Salmon Falls bridge area (Skunk Hollow) Most of the manzanita blossoms had gone but a few still hung on at this elevation, the berries are starting to ripen (half green) Don’t know if the member of our group was suppose to eat the unripe ones- said they tasted a little sour. Saw pitcher sage (Lepechinia calycina) and Sonoma sage (Salvia sonomensis) which both had very unique smells that were very refreshing and calming.

    March 22, 2013

  • Tom Collins 🍸

    Too much work to do

    March 21, 2013

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