Taking time out of busy schedules to enjoy a scenic, fun, and relaxing getaway is easily done for travelers who set their sights on Murphys, California. Home to beautiful forests, mountains, waterways, and wineries to match, Murphys is a place where guests are invited to take time to slow down and savor the moment. A visit this way is also a chance to enjoy time out in nature at its very best, especially when you add a stop at the Eldorado National Forest to your itinerary. Brimming over with natural beauty as well as outdoor activities to experience and explore, there’s no shortage of options for fun when you make your way in this direction.
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National Forest Specifics
Each year, thousands of visitors make their way to the Eldorado National Forest with good reason. The forest houses spectacular streams, lakes, and rivers as well as lush meadows and alpine backcountry forests that are truly mesmerizing. No less than 400 miles of hiking trails run through the Eldorado National Forest and the protected space is home to a variety of wildlife as well. Guests can enjoy gentle oak foothills to the west as well as towering Sierra Nevada crests. The Eldorado National Forest has the unique distinction of being located near the original California gold discovery at the American River at Coloma. This makes it a place that’s seamlessly connected to the past while offering up a modern take on adventure too!
Activities to Enjoy While You’re Here
With so many trails waiting to be explored, it’s fair to say that hiking is a top activity to enjoy in Eldorado National Forest. Many of these routes wind past waterfalls, through rocky alpine terrain, and among fields of wildflowers depending on what season you arrive. Thunder Mountain, Caples Creek Trail, and Granite Lake Trail are just a few of the top choices among enthusiastic trekkers. Rock climbing can also be enjoyed in the Eldorado National Forest with Lovers Leap being a prime place to put your skills to the test. Fishing the 297 lakes and reservoirs on-site is a must for those who enjoy casting a line and the opportunity to reel in everything from rainbow, brook, and brown trout is endlessly appealing. Mountain biking routes also abound throughout the Eldorado National Forest while windsurfing, picnicking, and boating can also be added to the fun activities list when travel plans bring you this way. In the wintertime, the Eldorado National Forest is a great place to try skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and snowmobiling alike.
Planning Your Visit
You don’t have to go far to find the fun in the Eldorado National Forest. Guests who book a stay at the Courtwood Inn can reach their destination in as little as an hour and 22 minutes using CA-49 N and CA-88 E. The journey is less than 63 miles and the views along the way are worth relishing too.
Book Your Getaway
Make more of every moment in Murphys when you book accommodations at the Courtwood Inn. Reach out today to learn more about our luxurious and inviting bed and breakfast and how we can help you elevate your adventure. We look forward to seeing you in California soon! Reach out today to learn more about our beautiful bed and breakfast accommodations and how we can help you elevate every day of your stay.