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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

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Recommended Routes in Folsom Lake State Recreation Area - 5

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Favorite Overlooking Folsom Lake from the Granite Bay Trail
Intermediate

Granite Bay Trail

7.3 mi 11.7 km 519' Up 158.32 m Up 520' Down 158.61 m Down

Granite…, CA
Favorite This marks the turnaround point for Salmon Falls (Darrington Trail).
Intermediate

Salmon Falls (Darrington Trail)

15.9 mi 25.6 km 717' Up 218.52 m Up 717' Down 218.57 m Down

Granite…, CA
Favorite The cut, near the Red Hawk Casino exit off Hwy 50.  Feels like you're in the Wild West!
Intermediate

El Dorado Trail - Placerville to Folsom

32.6 mi 52.5 km 436' Up 132.91 m Up 1,874' Down 571.15 m Down

Placerv…, CA
Favorite Descending South Fork ART.
Intermediate/Difficult

Skunk Hollow to South Fork ART (American River Trail)

14.1 mi 22.6 km 1,693' Up 515.88 m Up 1,697' Down 517.14 m Down

Granite…, CA
Favorite Springtime on South Fork ART.
Difficult

Skunk Hollow to Magnolia Ranch

23.3 mi 37.4 km 2,758' Up 840.79 m Up 2,761' Down 841.65 m Down

Granite…, CA

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area Biking

  • 141 Miles 227 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Folsom Lake State Recreation Area - 10

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11.1 mi 17.9 km #1South Fork ART (American River Trail)
Intermediate
Granite Bay, CA
Intermediate
Granite Bay, CA 14 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #2Dike 8 - Browns Ravine
Intermediate
El Dorado Hills, CA
Intermediate
El Dorado Hills, CA 18 
4.9 mi 7.9 km #3Folsom Bike to Granite Bay Connector
Easy/Intermediate
Folsom, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Folsom, CA 13 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Acorn Creek Trail
Intermediate
Granite Bay, CA
Intermediate
Granite Bay, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #5Sweetwater Trail
Intermediate
El Dorado Hills, CA
Intermediate
El Dorado Hills, CA 13 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #6Folsom Lake west shore - Dam to Granite Bay
Easy
Folsom, CA
Easy
Folsom, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #7Darrington Trail (alternative route)
Intermediate/Difficult
Granite Bay, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Granite Bay, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #8Stefani Trail
Easy/Intermediate
El Dorado Hills, CA
Easy/Intermediate
El Dorado Hills, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #9Darrington Extension
Intermediate
Granite Bay, CA
Intermediate
Granite Bay, CA
2.0 mi 3.2 km #10Salmon Falls Rd
Difficult
Granite Bay, CA
Difficult
Granite Bay, CA

Photos of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area - 65

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Fog covering Folsom Lake early in the morning
May 5, 2015 near Granite…, CA
A tight technical descent with a little air time thrown in awaits on the Mickey Mouse Connector Trail.
Feb 16, 2017 near Granite…, CA
This marks the turnaround point for Salmon Falls (Darrington Trail).
Apr 3, 2017 near Granite…, CA
Granite Bay- Folsom Lake, CA
Aug 11, 2017 near Granite…, CA
Always a nice spot when the sun is going down
Jun 15, 2013 near El Dora…, CA
Descending South Fork ART.
Mar 23, 2016 near Granite…, CA
Folsom Lake.
May 14, 2016 near El Dora…, CA
Overlooking Folsom Lake from the Granite Bay Trail
Apr 16, 2015 near Granite…, CA