Hiking is more than just a means of transportation and there’s no better way to explore Nevada County than by foot. Whether you’re passing through the peaks on the Pacific Crest or learning about the local flora and fauna on the wheelchair-friendly Independence Trail, there’s no shortage of discovery amongst the endless acres of terrain. In addition to pristine alpine lakes, granite outcroppings, waterfalls, streams, and meadows, guests can get a glimpse of history. The Emigrant Trail Museum has exhibits on the ill-fated pioneers of the 1800s and Empire Mine State Park’s trails meander through historic mining sites, old foundations, and equipment.

The Bear Yuba Land Trust is very happy to offer detailed maps, GPS coordinates and reviews of our exciting trails, for biking, hiking and horseback riding. A link to Grass Valley and Nevada City trails on the Bear Yuba Land Trust website is here, including a printable version of a trail map.

Litton Trail

A well-established trail through an informal urban greenbelt…

Loma Rica Trail

A nearly level connector trail running alongside busy Brunswick…

Loney Meadow Interpretive Trail

Interpretive trail signs guide families around old homestead…

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

Created in 1965, Malakoff Diggins preserves the exciting and…

23579 North Bloomfield Road
Nevada City, CA 95959

Martis Creek Lake

Located close to Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Reno, Martis has a beautiful,…

Memorial Park Trail

An easy 0.8 mile ramble between a popular city park and the historic…

Race St.,
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Narrow Gauge Railroad Trail

A well-used local trail running through pastoral countryside…

Nevada City Airport Trails

This 109-acre abandoned airport owned by the City of Nevada City…

Nevada County Government Center Trails

Nevada County Government Center has several nice places to walk,…

Orene Wetherall Trail

A refreshing out-and-back side trip with some great views, branching…

Osborne Hill Trail Area

Osborne Hill Trail Area makes up the southern arm of Empire Mine…

Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) is a treasured…

Park & Walk Trail

Community built in 2008, the trail allows families to walk to…

Rattlesnake Ridge Trail

A good and varied walk or jog in the vicinity of Rattlesnake…

10000 Rattlesnake Road,
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Rock Creek Nature Trail

The Rock Creek Nature trail is 0.8 miles long. It begins at Forest…

Sagehen Creek

Off Hwy. 89, north of I-80. Small, wild rainbow, brook and brown…

Sagehen Creek Trail

Wildflower season reaches a dramatic crescendo in early to midsummer…

South Yuba River Park Adventures

An Independent Web Site Dedicated to Enjoyment of the South Yuba…

South Yuba River Park Association

Come discover the many faces of the South Yuba River. Wander…

17660 Pleasant Valley Rd.,
Penn Valley CA 95946

South Yuba River State Park

The South Yuba River State Park contains several parcels of land…