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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'