Skip to main content


Showing posts from 2021

5.28.21 ... Nisenan Tribute Trail-Nevada City

Hike Details:  Elevation range : 2400-2500', mostly level trail with a few ups and downs Trailhead Location : Park along the turnout on Champion Mine Road here . Mileage : 2 miles, but you can add more by exploring the other trails in the Deer Creek system. Hiking time : 1-2 hours Bathrooms :  Public restrooms available in downtown Nevada City ( here and here ). Accessibility:  From the trailhead parking, this wouldn't be a very accessible trail. However, it looks like you could drive to the end of Champion Mine Road and connect with the Deer Creek Tribute Trail, which is a wider, flat gravel road. From there, the trail to the suspension bridge might possibly be accessible.  Link to CalTopo map We started on this trail in the mid-afternoon of a warm, sunny day--but because this trail is so green and shady, we hardly felt the heat. It was lovely! The suspension bridge is relatively new (installed in 2014 I believe) and is a beautiful bridge spanning Deer Creek below. There'

1.30.21 ... Quarry Trail ASRA

Hike Details:  Elevation range : 600-700', mostly level trail with a few ups and downs Trailhead Location :  Auburn State Recreation Area, Quarry Trail parking, this is a fee area though you can also park along the side of the road where it's not marked as a fee area, but this fills up quickly on the weekends Mileage : 3-5 miles, but you can hike out for as long as you want along the river Hiking time : 1-2 hours Bathrooms :  Pit toilet at trailhead, plus a few others along the trail Accessibility: The first mile of this trail is labeled as a wheelchair-accessible trail, which is a fairly flat gravel road. Link to CalTopo Map This is a nice, easy trail with lots of options for variety and challenge. It's great for everyone from families to hardcore trail runners. You can hike out as far or as short as you want and get a lovely little dose of nature along the way. In the winter and spring, there's lots of water and lots of green. In the summer, you have to go early in t