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.

Lake Spaulding

Off Hwy 20 near I-80 at Spaulding Road. Fingerling rainbow and…

Lake Sterling

Brook and rainbow trout fishery, fingerling trout planted every…

Little Truckee River

Fish in a section between Stampede and Boca Reservoirs. Brown…

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…

Long Ravine Campground

Long Ravine has 58 pine and oak-studded camp sites, restaurant,…

Lower Pioneer Trail

Trailhead: Park at Harmony Ridge Market (mountain bikers invited)…

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 City Classic Bicycle Race

One of America’s top cycling events celebrates its 56th anniversary…

Nevada City Dirt Classic

Watch returning and new cyclists at the Nevada City Dirt Classic summer mountain bike race series…

Nevada County Country Club

The 9-hole course at the Nevada County Country Club facility…

Nevada County Government Center Trails

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

Northstar Ski Resort

Northstar’s complete family experience includes world-class…

Old Greenwood

Nestled among 600 acres of towering pines in the mountains lies…

12915 Fairway Drive,
Truckee, CA 96161

Old Highway 40 to Cisco Grove

This route is one of the easiest to follow, and one of the best!…