Salmon Falls Bridge El Dorado Hills

Salmon Falls Rd Bridge - El Dorado Hills CA

Salmon Falls Road Bridge in El Dorado Hills

With so many options for Photography in El Dorado County, where do you start? A great place to start is the Salmon Falls Bridge. With a million angles to shoot and incredibly easy access, Salmon Falls Bridge is pretty fun to take pictures of.

Salmon Falls Rd Bridge – El Dorado Hills CA
Salmon Falls Rd Bridge – El Dorado Hills CA

Salmon Falls Bridge Crossing Over Folsom Lake in El Dorado Hills, CA

The Salmon Falls Rd Bridge (Built 1953) has long been a very iconic aspect of El Dorado Hills and Folsom Lake. The bridge is over the south fork of the American River which funnels into Folsom Lake. The Salmon Falls bridge is a main attraction point for many different thrill seekers. Some of the main things to do near the Salmon Falls Bridge are mountain biking, hiking, trail walking, river rafting, sight seeing, fishing, crawdad trapping and most importantly, Photography.

Salmon Falls Bridge El Dorado Hills
Salmon Falls Bridge – El Dorado Hills

Salmon Falls Rd Bridge – Graffiti

There is graffiti all over the bridge which seems to be repeatedly painted over every year. I am personally a huge fan of graffiti art and graffiti photography, however I think this bridge is an amazing landmark in El Dorado County and should be left alone.

Salmon Falls Rd Bridge - El Dorado Hills CA
Salmon Falls Rd Bridge – El Dorado Hills CA – View from Under the Bridge
Salmon Falls Bridge - Graffiti
Salmon Falls Bridge – Graffiti

Things to do near Salmon Falls Bridge

  • Photography
  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Biking
  • Hiking
  • Trail Walking
  • River Rafting
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Crawdad Trapping
  • Swimming
  • Summer Fun
  • Bridge Jumping (I think its illegal but people do it anyway.. BE SAFE)
  • Picnicking

Salmon Falls History

Salmon Falls was actually a town/ settlement of El Dorado County. Located on the South Fork of the American River, Salmon Falls the town/ settlement was flooded over when the Folsom Lake Damn was built and they had to build this new Salmon Falls Road Bridge. Salmon Falls actually got its name from near by waterfalls and is now a registered as California Historical Landmark. When the water is extremely low (which is seems to be every year lately) you can see the remains of the old town, including a school, church, old log flumes and of course the old Salmon Falls Bridge.

 

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Salmon Falls Bridge – 25c0037