Title: South Fork American River Trail
Type: Out and back
Cool Features: A riverside hike in December.
Description: We will start at Salmon Falls Bridge and hike on the South Fork American River trail till we can get down to the River, have lunch and then return the same way. The first 1-2 miles of the hike is somewhat of a climb. It's a good workout but nothing serious. From the map notice the distance from the River. Once we get to where the River is close to the trail, we will stop and have a nice lunch then return the same way. Rain cancels.
Best time to visit: Cooler Months
Hike Route Map:Map shows our route from Salmon Falls Bridge to where the trail is close to the River.
Elevation Gain/Loss: About 450 feet
Terrain: South Fork American River trail
Difficulty Rating: Int. 6+ miles "Rating Chart"
Fitness Level: Able to hike 2-3 hours
Expected Duration: 5-6 hours Probably back to park n ride by 3-3:30
Where to meet you: (in your RSVP, please post at which departure site we will find you):
Depart: 8:30 from Folsom Park n ride. meeting time is 8:15 to arrange carpools and then prompt departure.
Departure Trailhead: 9:15 am at the trailhead (see directions below)
Type of travel: Carpool to trailhead
Things to bring: Willingness to hike together as a group no matter what the speed of the slowest hiker. Willingness to stay between the sweeper and the leader.
Plus: 3 liters of Water, Snacks or light lunch, Sunscreen, Bug Repellent, Appropriate footwear for safe travel on the surfaces of the hike.
Membership Required: yes
Suggested donation: $4
Suggested carpool donation: $5
Dogs: No Dogs Please.
Map to Trailhead:
Directions to Trailhead:
Head southwest on Folsom Blvd toward Iron Point Rd 56 ft
2. Take the 1st left onto Iron Point Rd 1.8 mi
3. Turn left onto Prairie City Rd 0.6 mi
4. Turn right onto Blue Ravine Rd 3.8 mi
5. Continue onto Green Valley Rd 2.9 mi
6. Turn left onto Salmon Falls Rd
We will park on the north side of the bridge and walk to the trail as there is a fee for the parking.
Destination will be on the left 5.8 mi
Salmon Falls Bridge El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
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