Confluence and Quarry Trails
Hwy 49 - 15 min from Coloma
at the North Fork of the American River and the Old Foresthill Road. Known as the "Confluence", due to the meeting of the North and Middle Fork of the American river
, this area is the main trail head area for hiking and mountain biking. Trails from this area lead to Lake Clementine, Mammoth Bar, Stagecoach Trail (Russell Road) and along the North Fork. Nearby is the Quarry Trail, on Highway 49. Roadside parking is available. Often very crowded on summer weekends.
is off of Highway 49, 1/4-mile south of the American River crossing. The trail connects with the Western States Trail and all trails in El Dorado County (south of the American River). Limited parking in a small lot.