Halls Ranch Trail to Fiddle Creek

Downieville, California 95936

Halls Ranch Trail to Fiddle Creek

Halls Ranch Trail to Fiddle Creek Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Fit for an off-season hike or a summer day’s soak, this historic trail leads to a mountain creek in a valley above the North Yuba River. The country north of the North Yuba River is some of the most primitive of the Gold Country. Paved roads and settlements are very few and far between in the high mountains and deep canyons from Highway 49 clear to Lake Almanor, 50 miles to the north. Some people call this region the "Lost Sierra." But it isn’t lost to gold miners. Most of the dirt tracks and trails there were first built to serve the mines, and were maintained for practical use long after the rest of the state was linked by vehicular roads. As late as the "second gold rush" of the Great Depression, mule trains were still the main means of supplying many of the remote settlements in these mountains. In recent years mountain bikers and four-wheeling enthusiasts have "discovered" these dusty old dirt tracks and trails, and are making them work harder than ever before."

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Trail Information

Downieville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.4
Distance
2,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours.
Duration
All year, weather permitting. Snow does fall here in winter.
Season
Tahoe National Forest, North Yuba Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Goodyears Bar.
Local Maps

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