Horse Communities

Welcome to Greenstone Country

This beautiful former ranch land is composed of almost 2,265 Gated Acres of pastoral hills, breathtaking lake and valley views, and equestrian parcels. Conveniently located in the Placerville area and minutes to Hwy 50 and shopping. Residents enjoy 261 acres of open space and over 11 miles of riding and hiking trails and a community arena. The community also consists of 3 lakes for swimming and fishing.

Welcome to Cool

A small unincorporated community in El Dorado County about 40 miles from Sacramento. At an elevation of approx 1532 ft and a population of about 4100. This charming town offers wonderful trails, local market, gas stations, hardware stores,  feed stores, beauty salons, variety of restaurants, Well Fargo Bank, gym, 
Northside Elementary School... just a great place to call home! Omestead Loop is a beautiful 9 mile loop trail, which parallels Hwy 49 on one side and the American River Canyon on the other, passes through open, rolling hills with several species of oak trees, and wildflowers in spring.  It also includes steep canyon descents and climbs as it crosses Knickerbocker and Salt Creeks.  Side trails on the canyon side offer panoramic views of the North Fork American River and of the Auburn Dam construction site. Trail markers have been posted about every half-mile and at most trail intersections. It is a well maintained trail for hikers, horse backers and cyclists. Parking and the trail head are located behind the fire station in Cool.

Welcome to 

Auburn Lake Trails 

A community in Cool, where you can live in privacy when privacy is hard to find amongst the growing world.  At the Trails, residents live quietly amid the beautiful Sierra Foothills. Close to the American River, Auburn Lake Trails stretches for 5 miles along the river. Auburn Lake Trails has a vital sense of community with shared activities for anyone who wishes to participate. The community is especially attuned to horse people with 30 miles of trails. The trail connects to the Tevis Trail. There is also a 30 acre 9 hole golf course, pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, play grounds, library, 5 acre lake and 3 buildings that can be used for activities. Secured guarded gate and close to Hwy 80, just minutes to all amenities and dining.  Click here   

Welcome to Pilot Hill

This quaint community is located about 13 miles west-northwest of Placeville, at an elevation of appox 1175ft, a quick 10-15 min drive down Salmon Falls Rd to Folsom and Highway 50.  
Cronan Ranch is agreat trail to hike or ride horse back.  The Park contains 12 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, birding and other recreation. The borders of the Park follow the South Fork American River, Highway 49, Pedro Hill Road and private lands. 

The Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset year round. There is a wide variety of terrain to choose from, including gently sloped to challenging hills, oak woodland and gentle riverfront trails.  Each season offers a diverse experience.  Spring wildflowers on the ranch are not to be missed.  Summer offers golden hills and hot temperatures.  In fall, the ranch is full of changing colors and winter rains bring hills of green. The heart of the trails is Magnolia Ranch,  a 362-acre project acquired in 1996 by the American River Conservancy and Bureau of Land Management.  Adjacent to the Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park on Highway 49, the Magnolia Ranch provides habitat for black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, deer, river otter, golden eagle, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, and over 30 species of resident and migratory songbird.  Hastings Creek, located on the Magnolia Ranch property, is also host to rainbow trout, California newt, western toad, western pond turtle, slender salamander and a diverse population of aquatic insects. Visitors to Magnolia Ranch can enjoy the meandering loop trails through foothill oak woodland, connecting users to Greenwood Creek river access area and to Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park.

A Great Place to check out while you're in town....
Enchanted April Inn

"A luxurious country estate close to everything...yet you feel like you're a million miles away!Here savvy travelers can enjoy the best that country life has to offer.  From the moment you arrive you will be transported into the restful holiday of your dreams.  Wake to the gentle sounds of a serene countryside Inn. Enjoy reflective hours spent around our pond or relaxing on the patio amid the songbirds. Our well-appointed rooms bring magic and enchantment into the lives of our guests.”   Click Here

Welcome to Georgetown

The center of the Divide Community, at approximately 2653 ft Elevation, 
and registered as a California Historical Landmark... this town has it all!  If you’re looking for an area where your vacation never ends... this is the place.  Endless trails and lakes cover the beautiful countryside, and the center of town offers a local market, hardware store, auto parts store, beauty salons, feed store, gas station, several hotels, El Dorado Savings Bank, a variety of restaurants, is home to Georgetown Elementary, American River Charter School and Black Oak Mine Unified School District. To read more about the abundance of recreation available please check out the Recreation section of my website.

American River Inn is a Historical landmark in the center of town, a wonderful B&B filled with historical charm.  It’s usually booked up in mid-July with participants in the Jeepers Jamboree... so if you’re planning a trip during that time, check ahead for availablility. Click Here 


The Jeepers Jamboree
 is the largest and oldest organized event of this type in the world!  The world famous Rubicon Trail is considered the “Granddaddy” of all four wheel trails. Click Here

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Dru Barner Horse  Campground

Generally open year round this campground provides excellent equestrian amenities, 47 campsites, grills and picnic tables.  Several trail loops one of which is about a 5 mile ride that is fairly easy and others can be a little steep. Know Your Horse and Know Your Abilities is what I say to all trail riders! The Sunday of Memorial weekend there is an organized ride put on by El Dorado Equestrian Trails Foundation they mark out the trails with ribbons which help those unfamiliar with the trails and tend to remain up for a week after.

  Welcome to Garden Valley
 Garden Valley is on both sides of The Divide. Garden Park being on the southwest side at approximately 1950 elevation offers a simple community atmosphere with a park and community lake to enjoy.
Garden Valley is also on the southwest side of Hwy 193 with more pines than the Garden Park side and topography more like the Georgetown area and at an elevation of approximately 2600 ft. The center of town offers restaurants, gas station and hardware/feed store. While you can find a ranch that suits anyone’s needs from mini to super size it is also home to some pretty amazing longtime ranches. Also the home of the Grizzlies, Golden Sierra High School pride of the divide! 

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