Hiking

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.

Tahoe Adventure Company

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Tahoe Adventure Company leads high quality adventure travel trips…

Tahoe National Forest

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The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada…

Truckee Legacy Trail

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The Legacy Trail is a multi-use trail system along the Truckee…

Truckee River Regional Park

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Picnic Areas Nature and River Trails "Salty" Gebhart Amphitheater Disc…

Union Hill Trails

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The Union Hill Trail Area is part of the 800-acre Empire Mine…

10791 East Empire St.,
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Western Gateway Park

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Western Gateway Park is the crown jewel of Penn Valley that has…

Yuba Rim Trail

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Opened officially to the public in the spring of 2015, this volunteer…