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the parking area in Placerville, take Highway 50 to the Broadway exit
if heading east. You will get off and turn right, then right
the stop sign and then you will turn left after crossing back under the
freeway. The parking area will be on the left. If
travelling west on 50, exit Mosquito Road, turn right at the first turn
and the parking area will be on your left.
For the Camino
Parking area, take the Camino Heights exit and then head south.
Turn left on Vista Tierra drive, then right on Camino Hills
Drive. Follow this around to Halcon Rd, and turn right.
trailhead is on both sides of this road about a 1/4 mile down, and you
can park just a little further at the point where Halcon and Paloma
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to Heavy. The Camino section is fairly unused, but the area
you get toward Placerville is highly popular and has an abundance of
runners, bikers, hikers, and even equestrian traffic along the way.
the trailhead in Camino, head east to cover the last 8/10 of a mile of
the actual trail until the point that it ends just on the south side of
Highway 50. There are some nice sections along this trail,
the old railroad bed which has been removed makes for a very pleasant
and very level trail for this entire way. At the end of the
trail, turn around and head back, crossing over Halcon Dr when you
return to the starting point to cover the six miles into Placerville.
The way is just dirt for about another mile, and then the
multi-use bike trail part begins, which will be the trail for the rest
of this part of the trip.
hike is rated as Moderate only due to the distance of it. The
elevation change and the flat, wide surface would otherwise rate it as