From the shores of North Lake Tahoe to the majestic Sierra Nevadas that loom above the lake, Placer’s High Sierra is unparalleled in beauty and adventure.

Skiers, snowboarders, and cross-country enthusiasts revel in this winter wonderland. In summertime, it transforms into a wealth of sun-drenched lakeside and mountain activities. Placer’s Gold Country foothills are home to world-class river canyons, featuring breathtaking rafting, fishing and bird watching. Biking, hiking and horse riding trails crisscross spectacular landscapes. Access to foothill lakes such as Folsom, Rollins and Clementine tantalize water and boating enthusiasts alike. Camping is abundant throughout the county and golfers can enjoy any of the more than two dozen courses sprinkled throughout the county. Placer also is home to world-class rock climbing and accessible off-road vehicle terrain. Whatever outdoor adventures you desire, you’re sure to find it in Placer County.

All things Placer begin in the outdoors.

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  • American River Trail

    American River Trail

    Foresthill, CA
    Foresthill Road, Foresthill, CA 95631
  • Auburn State Recreation Area

    Auburn State Recreation Area

    Auburn, CA

    In this beautiful setting next to the Middle Fork of the American River, you have river access and you can participate in boating, fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, gold panning, equestrian/horseback riding trails, and off-highway motorcycle riding.

    Highway 49 S @ Old Foresthill Road, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Beals Point Campground

    Beals Point Campground

    Granite Bay, CA

    Located just north of Folsom Dam, Beal’s Point has 69 family campsites that will accommodate trailers and motor homes up to 31 feet long.

    Folsom-Auburn Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746
  • Burton Creek State Park

    Burton Creek State Park

    Tahoe City, CA

    Six miles of unpaved roadway are available for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.

    2309 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Camp Far West – North Shore

    Camp Far West – North Shore

    Wheatland, CA

    Piped drinking water, wheelchair accessible restrooms and some vault toilets. Activities include swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, trails for biking, hiking, and horseback riding.

    8176 Camp Far West Road, Wheatland, CA 95692
  • Camp Far West – South Shore

    Camp Far West – South Shore

    Lincoln, CA

    Piped drinking water, wheelchair accessible restrooms and some vault toilets. Activities include swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, trails for biking, hiking, and horseback riding.

    9300 McCourtney Road, Lincoln, CA 95648
  • Cisco Grove Campground & RV Park

    Cisco Grove Campground & RV Park

    Cisco Grove, CA

    Cisco Grove Campground & RV Park is a nature lovers paradise. With everything from bird-watching to OHV trail access the campgrounds 350 acres offers something for everyone.

    48415 Hampshire Rocks Road, Cisco Grove, CA 95728
  • Confluence Trail

    Confluence Trail

    Auburn, CA

    Confluence Trail is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Auburn, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

    Old Foresthill Road, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Culvert Trail

    Culvert Trail

    Auburn, CA

    This trail offers a short out and back excursion through rolling oak woodlands and open grasslands that are dotted with wildflowers in the spring.

    Foresthill Road, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Donner Lake Rim Trail

    Donner Lake Rim Trail

    Truckee, CA

    The park is home to numerous hiking trails.

    15519 Glacier Way, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Euchre Bar Trail

    Euchre Bar Trail

    Foresthill, CA

    This trail along the North Fork of the American River has two methods of access. The portion along the river is 5.8 miles, with opportunities for fishing, camping, swimming, and gold panning.

    Elliot Ranch Road, Foresthill, CA 95631
  • Folsom Lake & Recreation Area

    Folsom Lake & Recreation Area

    Granite Bay, CA

    Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, the lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating.

    7755 Folsom-Auburn Road, Folsom, CA 95630
  • Foresthill Divide Loop Trail

    Foresthill Divide Loop Trail

    Foresthill, CA

    This loop offers some beautiful views of Lake Clementine and both the North Fork and Middle Fork American Rivers.

    Foresthill Road, Foresthill, CA 95631
  • French Meadows Reservoir

    French Meadows Reservoir

    Foresthill, CA

    Popular activities on the reservoir include boating, canoeing, fishing and swimming.

    Mosquito Ridge Road 96, Foresthill, CA 95631
  • Fuel Break Trail

    Fuel Break Trail

    Auburn, CA

    This wide easy trail passes oak meadows, foothill chaparral and woodlands, and provides several nice ridge top views.

    Foresthill Road, Auburn, CA 95603