South Yuba River Trail

Nevada City, California 95959

South Yuba River Trail

South Yuba River Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"One of the longest, wildest footpaths of the Gold Country follows the South Yuba River. Spring brings profuse wildflower displays, but the trail is best in fall, when the dark green forests give grudging way to patches of yellows and reds, and a sense of impending seasonal change descends the canyon."

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Trail Information

Nevada City
Nearby City
7,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2 days will suffice, but a very strong hiker could do it in 12 hours.
Spring and autumn are best, though winter brings many highly suitable days, and summer is fine if you can stand the heat.
Bureau of Land Management, Tahoe National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Washington, North Bloomfield, Nevada City.
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