Foresthill is located on a broad ridge between the North and Middle Forks of the American River on the gold-bearing gravel bed of an ancient river. In the spring of 1850, miners came to the Forest Hill Divide in large numbers. The Foresthill Bridge is a California landmark with the highest deck height in the state and the fourth highest in the United States at 730 feet above the water. Parents of school age children boast that the schools are a positive environment with dedicated staff members.
Todd Valley is an unincorporated community located on Todd Creek with an elevation of 2684 feet within Placer County.