Recreation

So much to do, so little time.

Touting such esteemed ski locations such as Boreal and events like the Amgen Tour (which Nevada City served as the 2010 stage one starting point while Truckee hosted stage two for the 2011 tour), Nevada County flies under the radar as one of the nation’s ultimate playgrounds, which is just the way we like it. And, while skiing and biking may be what attracts a good share of Nevada County visitors (and residents), gold panning, kayaking, rafting, golf, fishing and hiking round out a roster of year-round activities.

The County has enhanced the previous Trail Web Map as a new Recreation Viewer application. In addition to trails, the map can now be used to search for campgrounds, parks and golf courses. The county hopes to add even more recreation opportunities in the future such as disc golf courses and off highway vehicle (OHV) trails. This web map can be accessed by any PC, tablet or smartphone and is available here.

Orchard Springs Campground

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…

Paradise Lake

Rainbow trout in lake and brook trout in meadow pools.

Park & Walk Trail

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

Peninsula Campground

The Peninsula Campground features shaded lakeside and wooded…

Penn Valley Bike Trail

With an extension dedicated in 2010, the Penn Valley Bike Trail…

Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park was voted Best Park by the Union Readers for 10…

Ponderosa Golf Course

Ponderosa Golf Course is the only publicly owned course in the…

Prosser Reservoir

Off Hwy 89, north of Truckee. Fingerling and catchable rainbow…

Rattlesnake Ridge Trail

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

10000 Rattlesnake Road,
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Reflections Spa

Reflections' specialists have created a luxurious, yet relaxing…

Remedy Garden Apothecary

An herbal apothecary in downtown Nevada City, Northern California,…

River Rest Resort

Beautiful tent and RV camping on the banks of the South Yuba…

Rock Creek Nature Trail

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

Rollins Lake

This lake is at an elevation of 2,100 feet in the Gold Country…

Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort

The largest cross-country ski area in North America, Royal Gorge…

9411 Pahatsi Rd, Soda Springs, CA

Rucker Lake

Off Bowman Road, contains special strain of rainbow called redband…

Sagehen Creek

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