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Placerville is the county seat of El Dorado County,
The population was 9,610 at the 2000 census. Just the right size for enjoying Incredible natural diversity,
tempting Restaurants, Antique and Art Shopping, with close proximity to Tahoe Skiing, and lots of Parades welcoming
horses. Also, almost unlimited horse people and equestrian events are just a few of reasons horse and animal folks
move to this charming Horse Community Town of Placerville.
Just outside of the more densely populated cities of Folsom and Sacramento, Placerville is still
very rural with strong ties to the land. This Horse Community contributes millions to the economy of El Dorado
County with trail riding one of the most popular sports. There is also a very active Search and Rescue, Mounted
Patrol, a volunteer group under the supervision of the El Dorado Sheriff's department and the national headquarters
of the famed Pony Express is housed nearby in Pollock Pines.
Situated above the fog line and below the snow line, Placerville boasts an ideal climate with four distinct
seasons. Placerville’s treasured heritage is reflected in the historical, nineteenth century architecture of its
downtown core. It is the county seat and the center of financial, commercial, civic, and government activity.
El Dorado Trail--Within the City
The El Dorado Trail is a multi-purpose recreational trail with the emphasis towards biking, hiking and equestrian
use. For more information please contact Recreation and Parks at (530) 642-5232 for more information and for length
of trail and staging area. Nearby Pollock Pines Trails, 3.5 Miles off Hwy 50 - Miles of Beautiful Trails and Horse
Camping Facilities with Metal Paddocks about 15 minutes from Placerville at Sly Park Public Horse Camp. These are
easy, relaxing trails. Can trailer from Sly Park.
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