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NEVADA CITY TRAILS, PARK, SOUTH YUBA RIVER STATE PARK Trails DEER CREEK TRIBUTE TRAIL: Easy to moderate. Popular segment from Nevada City to the Chinese Bridge on Deer Creek is 2.2 miles and includes a residential section with unique homes. Go down Bridge Street beside the Nevada Theatre on Broad Street, pass Miners Foundry Cultural Center on the left (do not continue down Bridge Street), turn right on Factory Street which becomes Wyoming Street and then Downieville Hwy. Bear left on Champion Road. There is some parking here. Go down winding trail to “road” along Deer Creek, go left and follow signs. Be sure to stop at the Angkula Seo suspension bridge which crosses Deer Creek. HIRSCHMAN TRAIL: Easy, 2.4 miles (one way), pond 0.4 miles from trailhead, which is 1 mile from downtown Nevada City. Take Hwy. 49 toward Downieville past County Government Center, turn right on Cement Hill Road, take first left (looks like private drive) to parking. CASCADE CANAL TRAIL: Easy, 4.5 miles. Good for joggers, bicyclists. Main trailhead accessible from two parking areas at or near the intersection of Gracie Road and Banner Lava Cap Road. Must Do! R E C R E A T I O N South Yuba River State Park Trails INDEPENDENCE TRAIL: Popular, wheelchair accessible 4.5 mile trail through canyon of the South Fork of the Yuba River. Picnic tables and benches. Trailheads for east and west sections accessible from parking area shortly before bridge across river on Hwy. 49 about 6 miles from Nevada City heading toward Downieville. East trail (left at display case) is 2.2 miles; popular west trail (right at display case) is 2.5 miles. SOUTH YUBA TRAILS: Going upstream from the South Yuba Campground, you can expe- rience the more remote and beautiful parts of the river without too much effort. Hike the canyon on the South Yuba Trail, then descend to Illinois Bar on the river–3 miles round trip. Or walk 2.5 miles east on the South Yuba Trail to scenic area called Long Point–5 miles round trip. From Nevada City, at the traffic light on Hwy. 49, turn right onto North Bloomfield Road going right at T and then 7 miles to Edwards Crossing. Cross bridge and climb a dirt road 1.5 miles. At the fork, take North Bloomfield Road (right) and continue to clearly marked South Yuba Trail and parking. Park/Tennis Information Bear River Land Trust: bylt.org State Park: southyubariverstatepark.org More Trails Pages 88 & 89 South Yuba River Bridge The Parking lot on Hwy. 49 at the South Yuba River provides great views of the river from a bridge no longer in use by cars. Cross bridge to picnic area on other side. Also map of the state park. PIONEER PARK: Picnic areas and barbeques, playground, swimming pool, bocce, horse- shoe and tennis courts, ballfield. Nimrod and Nile Streets, not far from downtown Nevada City. (530) 265-2496 Tribute Trail N E VA D A C O U N T Y G O L D . c o m 41