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Foresthill is a small town located in Placer County, approximately 17 miles north of Auburn in the northeast part of the state. It is situated on a broad ridge between the North and Middle Forks of the American River. As of the 2000 census, the population of Foresthill was 1,791 residents. The town was founded in 1850 during the height of the Gold Rush when prospectors swarmed all over the Foresthill Divide along the American River. There are still several buildings in town from the era, including the Langstaff General Store. At one time, Foresthill was one of the largest towns in Placer County. Later, after the gold ran out, Foresthill turned to logging and a dozen or so lumber mills were established in and around the town. In the 1990s, after improvements to the Foresthill Road by the Federal Government, tourists began to rediscover the Foresthill Divide. With breathtaking snow covered mountains, many crystal clear lakes and streams and the recreational opportunities of the Tahoe National Forest, this historic town provides a unique experience for all. Fishing for Rainbow Trout is a very popular activity in the North and Middle Forks of the American River, and other recreational opportunities include hiking, camping, rafting and kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

Surrounding areas: Georgetown, California (7.9 mi), Alta, California (12.9 mi), Baxter, California (13.5 mi), Auburn, California (16.2 mi), Grass Valley, California (18.9 mi), Cold Springs, California (19.4 mi), Nevada City, California (19.9 mi)

Foresthill Vacation Rentals




Foresthill Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western Golden Key Motel13450 Lincoln WayAuburn, CA14.4 mi.(530) 885-8611
Comfort Inn Central1875 Auburn Ravine RdAuburn, CA14.6 mi.(530) 885-1800
Holiday Inn Auburn120 Grass Valley HwyAuburn, CA16.1 mi.(530) 887-8787
Coach N' Four Motel628 S Auburn StGrass Valley, CA18.4 mi.(530) 273-8009
Stage Coach Motel405 S AuburnGrass Valley, CA18.7 mi.(530) 272-3701
Gold Miners Inn/Holiday Inn Express Hotel121 Bank StGrass Valley, CA18.9 mi.(530) 477-1700
Holiday Lodge1221 E Main StGrass Valley, CA19.1 mi.(530) 273-4406
Northern Queen Inn400 Railroad AveNevada City, CA19.5 mi.(530) 265-5824
Best Western Placerville Inn6850 Greenleaf DrPlacerville, CA20.1 mi.(530) 622-9100
Oakwood Worldwide At Shaliko5051 El Don DrRocklin, CA26.6 mi.(800) 483-1335
Days Inn Rocklin4515 Granite DrRocklin, CA26.9 mi.(916) 632-0101
Heritage Inn Express4480 Rocklin RdRocklin, CA27.1 mi.(916) 632-3366
First Choice Inns Hotel4420 Rocklin RdRocklin, CA27.2 mi.(916) 624-4500
Rocklin Park Hotel5450 China GDN RdRocklin, CA27.5 mi.(916) 630-9400
Oakwood Worldwide At Emerald Pointe101 Gold CirRocklin, CA28.5 mi.(800) 483-1335
Oakwood Worldwide At Rocklin Gold2651 Sunset BlvdRocklin, CA28.5 mi.(800) 483-1335
Oakwood Worldwide At The Meridian2121 Sunset BlvdRocklin, CA28.6 mi.(800) 483-1335
Sunset Summit Apartments2151 Sunset BlvdRocklin, CA28.6 mi.(916) 624-9044
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites4360 Town Center BlvdEl Dorado Hills, CA29.0 mi.(866) 833-8773
Comfort Suites6830 Five Star BlvdRocklin, CA29.2 mi.(916) 315-1300
Pinnacle At Blue Ravine1005 Blue Ravine RdFolsom, CA29.4 mi.(916) 984-8077
Courtyard By Marriott1920 Taylor RdRoseville, CA29.4 mi.(916) 772-9555
Fairfield Inn By Marriott1910 Taylor RdRoseville, CA29.4 mi.(916) 772-3500
Hilton Garden Inn Roseville1951 Taylor RdRoseville, CA29.4 mi.(916) 773-7171
Larkspur Landing1931 Taylor RdRoseville, CA29.4 mi.(916) 773-1717
Residence Inn1930 Taylor RdRoseville, CA29.4 mi.(916) 772-5500
Slate Creek At Johnson Ranch1751 E Roseville PkwyRoseville, CA29.6 mi.(916) 773-5525
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1398 E RosevilleRoseville, CA29.7 mi.(916) 774-6060

Foresthill Weather & Climate

The foothills region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in Northeastern California, enjoys warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Many people are surprised to find such a marked change of seasons at this elevation, but leaves change and temperatures drop as the rainy season begins in fall. This area receives lots of rain November through March and it begins to taper off in spring. Summers are hot and dry with sunshine almost every day. Fog is sometimes a problem in winter, although not as common as in the lower elevations. Thunderstorms are rare, but can happen any time of the year. As you move higher into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the seasons are even more distinct and snow can become quite deep in winter.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 55°F 35°F 9.75 in. -
February 58°F 36°F 8.57 in. -
March 60°F 38°F 7.81 in. -
April 66°F 41°F 3.65 in. -
May 73°F 48°F 2.22 in. -
June 82°F 55°F 0.69 in. -
July 89°F 60°F 0.19 in. -
August 89°F 59°F 0.27 in. -
September 84°F 54°F 1.25 in. -
October 74°F 47°F 2.92 in. -
November 60°F 38°F 6.96 in. -
December 55°F 34°F 7.66 in. -

Foresthill Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Mc Clellan Airfield (MCC) located about 39 miles southwest of Foresthill in Sacramento, California, the Sacramento Mather airport (MHR) located approximately 41 miles southwest of Foresthill in Sacramento, California, the Lake Tahoe airport (TVL) located roughly 45 miles east of Foresthill in South Lake Tahoe, California, and finally the Sacramento International airport (SMF) located around 47 miles west of Foresthill in Sacramento, California.

Foresthill Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Tahoe Amusement ParkSouth Lake TahoeCA45.2 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA47.4 mi.
Playland ParkRenoNV64.2 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA66.2 mi.
Wild IslandSparksNV67.2 mi.
 
Water Parks
Waterworld USASacramentoCA47.4 mi.
Wild Island Family Adventure ParkSparksNV67.2 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA95.3 mi.
Waterworld USAConcordCA97.4 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Black Oak Golf CourseAuburnCA14.3 mi.
Course at Raspberry HillAuburnCA16.2 mi.
DarkHorseAuburnCA16.2 mi.
DarkHorse Golf ClubAuburnCA16.2 mi.
Ridge Golf CourseAuburnCA16.2 mi.
Alta Sierra Country ClubGrass ValleyCA18.9 mi.
Nevada County Country ClubGrass ValleyCA18.9 mi.
Sierra Golf CoursePlacervilleCA20.1 mi.
Apple Mountain Golf ResortCaminoCA21.6 mi.
Indian Creek Country ClubLoomisCA25.0 mi.
Catta Verdera Golf ClubLincolnCA27.0 mi.
Lincoln Hills ClubLincolnCA27.0 mi.
Turkey Creek Golf ClubLincolnCA27.0 mi.
Whitney Oaks Golf ClubRocklinCA27.3 mi.
El Dorado Hills Golf CourseEl Dorado HillsCA28.4 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Donner Ski RanchNordenCA32.2 mi.
Sugar Bowl TahoeNordenCA32.2 mi.
Squaw ValleyOlympic ValleyCA35.0 mi.
Ski HomewoodHomewoodCA35.6 mi.
Alpine MeadowsTahoe CityCA37.9 mi.
Sierra-at-TahoeTwin BridgesCA40.0 mi.
Northstar-at-TahoeTruckeeCA40.1 mi.
Tahoe DonnerTruckeeCA40.1 mi.
Heavenly Ski ResortSouth Lake TahoeCA45.4 mi.
Kirkwood Ski ResortKirkwoodCA45.7 mi.
Diamond PeakIncline VillageNV48.0 mi.
Bear ValleyBear ValleyCA56.9 mi.
Mount Rose Ski AreaRenoNV64.2 mi.
Dodge RidgePinecrestCA72.3 mi.
 
State Parks
Gold Discovery Site State ParkCA15.7 mi. 
Mormon Island Wetlands State ParkCA27.7 mi. 
Negro Bar State ParkCA31.1 mi. 
Donner Memorial State ParkCA37.2 mi. 
Sugar Pine Point State ParkCA37.5 mi. 
Burton Creek State ParkCA38.1 mi. 
Tahoe State ParkCA38.3 mi. 
D L Bliss State ParkCA39.1 mi. 
Emerald Bay State ParkCA39.4 mi. 
 
Museums
Emigrant Trail MuseumTruckeeCA40.1 mi.(History)
Crocker Art MuseumSacramentoCA47.4 mi.(Art)
Golden State MuseumSacramentoCA47.4 mi.(History)
Genoa Courthouse MuseumGenoaNV52.1 mi.(History)
Stewart Indian MuseumCarson CityNV57.2 mi.(History)
Nevada State Railroad MuseumCarson CityNV57.2 mi.(Technology)
Carson Valley Museum and Cultural CenterGardnervilleNV57.6 mi.(History)
Portola Railroad MuseumPortolaCA57.7 mi.(Technology)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA47.4 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA66.2 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA100.2 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA115.1 mi.


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