Foresthill is situated in Northern California and is a part of Placer County. Renowned as an area of historical significance, this was also the location in which the Gold Rush started back in 1849. Today Forest Hill is registered as a National Historic Landmark and since the Gold Rush period, more than 25 million ounces of gold were extracted in Foresthill, Auburn and the Gold Country region.
Forest Hill is located on a broad ridge at the Northern and Middle Forks of the American River. During the spring of 1850, gold miners rushed to the Forest Hill Divide in the hundreds of thousands, and it was a prosperous mining village. Due to its historical significance, Forest Hill has become a tourist destination of choice for history buffs and nature lovers.
A small town, with a vintage feel and many historical and natural landmarks, Foresthill is an ideal destination for a quiet getaway for lone travelers, families or friends.
Forersthill is a short drive from San Francisco along the I-80. This trip should take no more than two hours and thirty minutes without stopping and is roughly 140 miles in length. While driving along the I-80, you will drive through the city Sacramento, and further along your journey, you will pass through the towns of Roseville and Auburn.
Sacramento is an excellent location for a stopover, as it is the closest big city to Forest Hill, being only 60 miles and an hour’s drive away. As you continue on the I-80 from Sacramento, you will take exit 121 to Auburn Ravine Road in North Auburn. Foresthill is a further twenty-minute drive up the road.
On the way to Foresthill, you will also drive past the Eldorado National Forest, which from a distance will surely be the high point of your ride with miles and miles of lush forest and trees, a beautiful setting for any outdoorsy vacation. Please note the closest airport in the region is Sacramento International Airport, which is located 60 miles from Foresthill.