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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.
This steep trail has everything needed for a great day of exploration: rugged mountain canyons, a beautiful stream with waterfalls, a wide variety of plant and animal life, gold rush era history, and panoramic views of the Middle Fork American River.
This is a very steep and difficult trail, which involves numerous switchbacks.
In the park, family and group camp sites are available.
The trail winds through old growth forest. Notice the many trees of different sizes, ages, and species. If you happen to visit during the spring, wildflowers are plentiful along the trail.
Six miles of unpaved roadway are available for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.
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.
Picnic tables, vault restrooms, hiking trails and fishing.
This is a great family hike to a large, deep swimming hole on the North Fork American River, upriver of the confluence.
This easy trail provides beautiful views of the North Fork American River and leads to an impressive 40′ waterfall.
The confluence of the North and Middle Forks American River affords a marvelous opportunity to view the natural wonders of this river canyon environment and to glimpse the past via the remains of its historic bridges.
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.
This trail offers a short out and back excursion through rolling oak woodlands and open grasslands that are dotted with wildflowers in the spring.
Donner Lake is a focal point for many activities.
The park is home to numerous hiking trails.