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two people fishing in lake Natoma in between truss bridge and rainbow bridge

Most Instagrammable Spots in Folsom

Looking for Folsom's most iconic spots to capture for your next Instagram story, reel, or post? While there's no shortage of scenic and memorable sites, here are our top picks for content your friends and followers will love, share, and save.

Folsom Lake

two people on a boat During a sunset on Folsom Lake

Folsom Lake inspires all sorts of images, from sunsets to super blooms and wildlife to trail exploration. Popular spots include Browns Ravine, Beals Point, Granite Bay, and Black Miners Bar.

Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge, Folsom Ca

Built in 1919, the bridge, which crosses Lake Natoma, symbolizes strength for Folsom. It’s best photographed slightly downriver to capture its grandeur and the water below it.

Historic Folsom

Groups of people enjoying the Folsom's Hometown Parade

On their own, the charming old buildings of Folsom’s historic district make fantastic visual images. When you add in the many fun events like farmers markets, Holidays in Historic Folsom, the Folsom Ice Rink, or the Hometown Parade, it provides even more inspo for creative content creators!

Folsom Truss Bridge

View of truss and rainbow bridge in Folsom during a sunset

Initially built in 1893 and relocated to Walker, California, it was only returned to Folsom in 2000. Today, it’s a pedestrian bridge next to the Rainbow Bridge, perfect for a selfie with your favorite hiking or biking partner.

Folsom Powerhouse State Park

powerhouse State Park, Folsom, Ca

Located adjacent to the Rainbow Bridge, the Powerhouse’s old brick structures, original transformers, beautiful park grounds, and Native American grinding rocks are all interesting subjects for many a photographer!

Robbers’ Ravine Bridge

ariel view of Robbers Ravine Bridge in Folsom, Ca

The 150-foot-long wooden bridge, part of the Johnny Cash Trail, crosses Robbers’ Ravine north of Folsom State Prison. It boasts views of the prison, the American River, and the ravine, which is beautiful in the early spring.

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