Charm, History, and Adventure
The upscale foothill community of El Dorado Hills serves as the western gateway to El Dorado County along the fabulous Highway 50 corridor. Anchored by the El Dorado Hills Town Center, which features boutique shopping, some of the area’s unique dining options and entertainment, including outdoor concerts and activities alongside a man-made lake. Neighboring towns of Cameron Park and Shingle Springs feature a golf course, walking trails, skate park, dog park, picnicking and paddle boats, wine tasting and friendly family farms sprinkled along the scenic backroads. There are hiking trails and history, year-round events and activities and gaming galore.
Red Hawk Casino
Red Hawk Casino blends a full complement of gaming excitement with the natural beauty of Northern California. It features more than 2500 slot machines, 60 table games, five restaurants, three bars, free nightly entertainment, and lighted covered parking. Located just off Hwy. 50 near Placerville.
Ride the Rails
El Dorado Western Railroad offers rides on vintage Inspection Cars on the historic Placerville Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Every Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm you can take a 30-40 minute ride on the oldest railroad line west of the Mississippi River.
Dry Diggings Distillery
Dry Diggings Distillery is the first of its kind in El Dorado County in a very long time, offering distillery tours and tastings and a complete line of spirits and locally produced gifts for sale. Tours feature the history of El Dorado County, the historical aspects of the tasting room and insights into the distilling process and how Dry Diggings craft their exceptional spirits.
Plan Your Stay In the Foothills
Use the map directories below to help plan your visit.
Upcoming Events in the Foothills
- August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- August 13 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
- August 26 @ 2:00 am - 9:00 pm
- September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- September 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm