Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run (4/4)

Date:Saturday, April 4, 2020
Location:Falcon Crest Parking Lot / Monte Vista Trailhead
1433 Easy Ln, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762   
Race Distances:5K, 10K, 8M, Half Marathon, 20M, Trail Marathon, 50K
Start Time:8:00 AM

About the Race

These trails are one of my favorite places to train on and visit. This race is run in the beautiful, awesome foothills of El Dorado Hills. This area has incredible oak trees, green grass and is loaded with single track trails paralleling Folsom Lake. The trails are fast to run on and have some technical sections too—lots of fun. Some shaded areas and lots of exposure as well.


The Trail

Surface: Dirt, rocks, single-track trail, as little pavement as possible.
Elevation Profile: Rolling hills, with lots of ups and downs.
Weather: California Spring, Highs – 65 degrees / Lows 40 degrees.
Parking: Plenty of parking is available for this event, however carpooling is encouraged as there is a day-use fee.

Multiple, fully loaded, aid stations will be open throughout the course.
All runners receive a Commemorative Medal.

Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations.
Everyone who helps out gets a free future race!


Fees are as follows:

  • 5K – $40.00
  • 10K – $45.00
  • 8M – $50.00
  • Half Marathon – $60.00
  • 20M – $75
  • Trail Marathon – $85.00
  • 50K – $100.00

Active military receives a 15% discount. Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is canceled. Pre-registered runners may purchase a T-shirt for an additional $25.00 two weeks before the race.

Online registration is available through the morning of the race.


  • 6:30 AM: Staff arrives for set up.
  • 6:45 AM: Runners check-in/Registration/Bib Pick-UP
  • 7:45 AM: Trail briefing
  • 8:00 AM: START all distances. (9 Hour Cut-Off)

Course Information

5K (Ascent 453Ft)

You will run a counter clock-wise loop along single track trails that will lead you back to the Start/Finish Line.

10K (Ascent 942Ft)

You will first run the 5k course ORANGE Ribbons following 5k signs a COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP, you will then reverse the course and run a clockwise loop back to the Start/Finish Line.

8 Milers (Ascent 784Ft)

8 milers will run the first portion of the 5K course but continue on following ribbons and signs along the single track Brown’s Ravine Trail. You will turn around at the New York Creed Aid Station (Posted to the left of the trail and up a hill), and return to the Start/Finish Line following 8 Mile Signs and ribbons.

13 Milers (Ascent 1,493Ft)

13 Milers will follow the same course as the 8 Milers but will continue on past the New York Creek Aid Station to the Fitch Way Aid Station and Turnaround point. You will then return the same way back to the Finish line following signage. You will check-in at the New York Creed Aid Station before heading back to the Start/Finish.

20 Miler (Ascent )

The 20 Miler will run the first portion of the 5K route followed by an Out-And Back Race to the Brown’s Ravine Turnaround Point.

Trail Marathon (2,752Ft)

The Trail Marathon will run the first portion of the 5K route, followed by an Out-And-Back Race to the Folsom Point Turnaround Point.

50K (3,365Ft)

The 50K will follow the Trail Marathon portion of the course, followed by a 5 mile loop to the Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot and a repetition of the final 5K Course.

Directions and Parking

Falcon Crest Parking Lot / Monte Vista Trailhead
1433 Easy Ln, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

From Hwy 50 exit at El Dorado Hills Blvd: go underneath the Hwy drive on El Dorado Hills Blvd for 4 miles. At the Green Valley traffic light cross over Green Valley road onto Salmon Falls road. Drive on Salmon Falls road for 2.9 miles. Falcon Crest parking lot will be on your left. Here is a link to a map of the parking area.

Parking: Parking is in Falcon Crest parking lot. Please carpool. Parking is limited. Additional parking below in the Old Salmon Falls parking lot, a five minute walk. Please DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD LEADING DOWN TO THE OLD SALMON FALLS PARKING LOT. 
No parking fee. 
Suggested carpool meeting area the Safeway parking lot in El Dorado Hills on Green Valley Rd and Francisco. See map of parking area here.

Travel and Accommodations

Extra Info

We will have a portable toilet at Falcon Crest.

A Safeway is located on Green Valley Rd & Francisco.

Safeway has bathrooms and a Starbucks.

There is also a nice shopping center along near Safeway.

Gas is also available at Safeway


All runners receive a medal for finishing the race.


Click here for the 2019 results.

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