Life in Sacramento can be full of excitement, but every now and then, you need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Luckily, El Dorado County offers a nearby haven full of scenic landscapes and natural beauty. Leave your worries behind and embark on delightful adventures with our favorite easy hikes near Sacramento! As you journey down each trail, the only things on your mind will be the fascinating wildlife, vibrant foliage, and colorful wildflowers all around you. Read on to discover the lovely hiking trails waiting for you in our Northern California paradise! And, these are just some of the magnificent attractions you can find in Gold Country. Scroll through our free Vacation Guide to learn about additional hiking trails, golf courses, fishing spots, and more!
Enjoy Remarkable Scenery With These Easy Hikes Near Sacramento
Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park
With 12 miles of pathways to choose from, it’s easy to see why Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park is a favorite among adventurers. Whether you prefer gentle slopes or more challenging terrain, there’s a trail here with your name on it. Here, we recommend walking along the Long Valley Trail or Cronan Ranch Road. After a moderate hike, you’re rewarded with beautiful views at the South Fork of the American River. Feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy a romantic picnic by the water! Alternatively, you can try West Ridge Trail for some unbeatable views of the river canyon. Keep an eye out for some fascinating bird species while you’re here!
Dave Moore Nature Area
For even more scenic hikes, head over to the Dave Moore Nature Area. It’s only 10 minutes away from our bed and breakfast and features a one-mile loop trail to the river and back. The pathway is well-defined and leads you along various rock formations and shady trees. It’s open year-round, dog-friendly, and perfect for leisurely strolls on cool afternoons. A portion of the trail is also wheelchair accessible.
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
Over in Coloma, there’s another beautiful treasure of El Dorado County. At the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, you can explore Gold Rush artifacts, take a history tour, and even try your luck panning for gold. While you’re there, you’re also welcome to do some hiking and check out historic sites along the way!
Discover More Natural Beauty Nearby at Eden Vale Inn
After an adventure-filled afternoon, come home to our charming bed and breakfast in Placerville, CA! In addition to our elegant guest rooms, you’re welcome to enjoy our beautiful, 10-acre landscape full of water features and gardens. And, after a day of hiking, you can reward yourself with some rejuvenating massages in our spa!
You have seven stylish accommodations to choose from at Eden Vale Inn, and among them is our Stone Pine room. Step through the garden patio entrance to find a welcoming environment with warm, natural colors reminiscent of the natural beauty throughout the area. Inside, you have automatic mood lighting at your fingertips, a queen-size bed wrapped in luxury linens, and a deep soaking tub on your private patio.
Come and experience our tranquil paradise in the Sierra Nevada Foothills this season! Reserve your room today!