Image of the El Dorado Trail El Dorado County Trail   

The County is actively developing this trail within the old Michigan/California Railroad right-of-way. The old railroad ran from Placerville east through Smith Flat and up to Camino. The first 2 miles of this trail corridor through Placerville has been developed by the city and is used by many residents and visitors. The county has constructed a new trailhead in Smith Flat and a bridge over Highway 50 that allows trail users access to another 4 miles of trail into Camino. Once completed the trail will connect to the National Pony Express Trail Route and the proposed Sacramento-Placerville Rail Trail, which ultimately links the communities of South Lake Tahoe and the Sacramento Valley region.