Red Bank to Brown’s Ravine Trail

Check out Secret San Francisco’s article on the lupine superbloom HERE!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be mindful of other hikers and mountain bikers. This area is experiencing increased traffic due to the superbloom (and of course, don’t trample the flowers!)

Location: El Dorado Hills, CA; Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Distance: 4.9 miles

Type: Day-hike; Out-and-back

Rating: Easy

Permits & Fees: $10 parking fee.

Driving Directions: Click HERE. Trailhead parking is located off of Green Valley Road.

TIP: To avoid paying for parking, park along the road next to the ARCO/am-pm gas station and walk a short distance to the trailhead.

Preparation: Water, sunscreen and good hiking shoes. Arrive early to ensure a parking spot!

Dog Friendly? Yes, on a leash.

The Hike:

Click HERE for the AllTrails Navigation Map.

After parking at the trailhead (or near the ARCO/am-pm gas station), locate the following sign and begin the hike on the dirt path:

Walk up the hill until Access Road (pictured below) comes into view. The trail continues to the right of Access Road along Folsom Lake:

After about 1-1.5 miles, the lupine superbloom will come into view. Please note that there are several access points along the trail to get a closer view of the lupine:

At the 2.5 mile mark, the end of the trail is reached. The trail runs directly into Hidden Acres Drive near the Brown’s Ravine Assembly Area. Turn around and take the same trail back to complete the hike.

Please note: This trail can be completed in the opposite direction; parking is located at the Brown’s Ravine Assembly Area.

Enjoy the superbloom!