In 2011 and 2012 the American River Conservancy (ARC) completed the acquisition phase of the Salmon Falls Ranch Project, acquiring 757 acres at the western terminus of the South Fork American River Trail system. Beginning in fall of 2016, ARC and its partner the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have worked to complete a one-mile trail and trailhead facility located off of Salmon Falls Road, approximately 4 miles north of El Dorado Hills, California. The Acorn Creek Trailhead is a publicly accessible parking area and trailhead for hikers, mountain bicyclists, and equestrians, as well as general day-use public recreation associated with non-motorized trails and wildlife viewing. The trailhead and the one-mile connector trail links recreational trail resources that are a part of the South Fork American River Trail (SFART), managed by the BLM, California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and ARC.
We’d like to thank our volunteers, donors, and community for their support and patience. We will honor our large donors with a plaque at the trailhead. This project was made possible through grants and support from the State of California Natural Resources Agency, REI Co-op, the Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office, El Dorado Hills Endowment as well as numerous individual donors.
Those attending who plan to hike please bring appropriate attire, hiking shoes, and water. Due to limited parking, please do not bring horse trailers on opening day until after 4pm.
After May 4th there is a day use fee of $5.
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