PRINTABLE MAP El Dorado Trail in Placerville

Printable map for trail in Placerville

Printable map for trail in Placerville

Western El Dorado County online INTERACTIVE Bike Map (2016)

Western El Dorado County Bike Map

Western El Dorado County Bike Map

The map below shows the El Dorado Trail through El Dorado County from the western county line to Camino.

There is a class 1 (paved ) trail from El Dorado to Camino equaling 12.5 miles of paved trail including the 1 mile you must traverse on Main Street.

Orange line = dirt trail, Purple line = class 1 (paved trail,) Green line = road riding

 

PARKING AREAS FOR THE EL DORADO TRAIL:

For Class 1 Paved Path Sections

In the Community of El Dorado

  • El Dorado Community Hall – Located off Pleasant Valley Road, take Oriental Street across from the El Dorado Post Office to the parking area at the end. Bathroom/Flush Toilets. The paved trail extends east to Missouri Flat Road and beyond to Placerville and Camino.

In the Diamond Springs Area

  • Missouri Flat Road Trailhead – Located across from Walmart near the southernmost intersection of Golden Center Drive on the left next to Sierra Door & Supply. No Parking in Sierra Door & Supply’s parking lot. If the trailhead parking lot is full, Walmart allows parking. Use the crosswalk at Golden Center Drive to cross Missouri Flat Road. The offices near the Missouri Flat trailhead also allow parking in designated areas. From this area the paved trail travels west to El Dorado and east to Ray Lawyer Drive and downtown Placerville. There is a Porta Potty available at nearby Old Depot Road.
  • Wal Mart Designated “Bike and Hike” Parking – On the west side of Wal Mart, there are several spots designated for bicycling and hiking on the nearby El Dorado Trail. While some spots are designated by stenciling, trail users can park in any available spot. The trail can be accessed either at Missouri Flat Road near Golden Center drive or along a dirt single track at the southwest corner of Wal Mart. Restrooms are also available for use inside Wal Mart.

 In the Placerville Area

  • Ray Lawyer Drive Park & Ride– Located at the corner of Ray Lawyer Dr & Forni Rd. No restroom facilities currently. From this area the paved trail travels east to downtown Placerville and west to Missouri Flat Road/El Dorado.
  • The Placerville Station Park and Ride – Located on Mosquito Rd, accessible from the Mosquito Road westbound and Broadway exit eastbound. There is paved and dirt parking presently available. There are restrooms with flush toilets at the station. From this location, the trail travels west to Bedford Avenue and along Main Street to another section of paved path near Forni Road. The eastbound section of paved path across from Mosquito Road extends to Camino. There is a porta potty approximately 4.5 miles east at Los Trampas Dr.
  • Smith Flat Trailhead –This is also referred to as the Jacquier Road parking area. Exit US 50 at Point View Drive and travel north, continuing on Jacquier Road. The El Dorado Trail parking area is located on the right near Camelia Lane. Heading east on the paved path, there is a porta potty ~2.5 miles at Los Trampas Dr.

 For Dirt Trail Sections – Mountain Bike or Hike:

  • Wal Mart Designated “Bike and Hike” Parking – On the west side of Wal Mart, there are several spots designated for bicycling and hiking on the nearby El Dorado Trail. While some spots are designated by stenciling, trail users can park in any available spot. The trail can be accessed either at Missouri Flat Road near Golden Center drive or along a dirt single track at the southwest corner of Wal Mart. Restrooms are also available for use inside Wal Mart.
  • El Dorado Community Hall – Located off Pleasant Valley Road, take Oriental Street across from the El Dorado Post Office to the parking area at the end. Bathroom/Flush Toilets. The dirt trail extends west from this location to Latrobe and Folsom.
  • Bradford Park – on Motherlode Dr is located across the street from another section of the unpaved trail. Ride or hike the dirt trail along the railroad tracks east to El Dorado or west to Latrobe/Folsom. There are flush toilets at Bradford Park.
  • Latrobe School – on the weekends there is parking available at a small school on School Alley, off South Shingle Rd, near Latrobe Rd. There are no bathroom facilities. It is a couple hundred yard walk north on Latrobe Rd to the unpaved trail along the tracks.