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Nevada City & Grass Valley Fall Colors Tour

Delight in the brilliance of fall foliage walking or driving the historic streets of Nevada City and Grass Valley. Mid-October through much of November each year, vibrant maples, oaks and liquidambars adorn the Sierra Foothills of western Nevada County. Experience the beauty of New England autumns right here in Northern California! Local colors are best in the Victorian neighborhoods surrounding the historic downtown areas. Cooler weather and the changing colors of the landscape make a fall visit to a state park a memorable experience. Grass Valley is especially pretty from higher vista points. Nevada City colors are centered in a smaller area and may be more easily enjoyed by foot or bicycle.

Among the most popular sites are:

Nevada City

  • Nevada Street
  • Highway 20 to 49
  • Buckeye Hill
  • Park Avenue
  • Aristocracy Hill

Grass Valley

  • Neal Street
  • Empire Mine State Historic Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Butler Avenue
  • Golden Center Freeway

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