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    Running in El Dorado Hills: A Series

    Running in El Dorado Hills: A Series

    Darrington Trail in Folsom State Recreation Area

    Gold Country Run + Sport is not just a specialty running store, it is a community based organization, serving Folsom, El Dorado Hills, and the surrounding Foothill communities. We are here to encourage and celebrate an active and healthy lifestyle, and it's much easier to find great routes to run than you think.
    This series focuses on our staff's picks for best running routes in the area. Reed suggests the Darrington Trail, a 15.7-mile out-and-back trail near El Dorado Hills. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 5 h 54 min to complete the whole thing (but you can cut it short whenever you'd like). This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and mountain biking, so you'll likely encounter other people while jogging. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas.

    Must-Haves According to Reed

    Reed has been running since 2010 and has considered himself a running nerd since 2012 when his Cal Poly SLO teammates began endlessly talking about the 2012 Olympic Trials. He focused on track and cross country in college and then transitioned to longer road races. He currently dabbles in ultramarathons and plans to eventually race the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. He hopes that his nerdiness can serve a greater purpose to the running community at large. Aside from running, he enjoys backyard sports and games such as cornhole, ping pong, and pool.

    His says the products below are must-haves for this run, so be sure to pick a few things up before you head to the trail!


    Reed's Darrington Trail Must-Haves

    $$100.00 $60.00
    BOCO Gear
    Gold Country Run + Sport
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