Diamond Springs Walking Trail
Mixes The Old With The New
When it comes to getting out for some exercise in the Sierra Foothills, there are numerous walking, riding, and horseback riding trails for the enthusiast in El Dorado County. One of the latest additions was a 2.6 mile stretch in Diamond Springs, CA. This leg of the El Dorado Trail is named “Trestle Segment”.
Along the trail you can see many of the older construction for years ago. This storm drain was left untouched during the construction of the new pavement a few years back. Unlike the modern precast concrete drainage tubes that we see every day, this drain is different. The common construction of that era was the wood lined tunnel; many can still be seen in the area.
This tunnel is near Sierra Door and Supply, if you park just outside of the business parking, you are at one of the entrances.
As you walk the trail, you will see what use to be a railroad crossing over Weber Creek. This bridge is well over the creek and is an impressive sight to see. If you are following the trail, you cross this bridge. While the support structure was kept intact, the top portion is a strong well build wood and iron design that will last for a long time.
The trail offer rest areas, a Par Course, benches, and views that you will not see from the road. The “Trestle Segment” ends after about 2.6 miles in Placerville on Forni Road; a fun getaway to just getaway.
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