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AND MORE... information for these trails Stop and Smell the Wildflowers and many more are available GRASS VALLEY/NEVADA CITY Detailed directions and on the Bear Yuba Land Trust website (bylt.org) and the Truckee-Donner Land Trust website (tdlandtrust.org) ● Buttermilk Bend Trail: See previous page. southyubariverstatepark.org ● Kenny Ranch/Wildflower Ridge Trail: Full loop 2.6 miles. TRUCKEE/DONNER ■ Frog Lake Overlook Trail: 5.8 miles Wheelchair Access These trails provide decent access roads, close parking, relatively flat dirt/paved trails and views of the meadows or rivers/creeks with little work required. GRASS VALLEY/NEVADA CITY ● Independence Trail West & East: Wheelchair accessible (dry months) from the trailhead 1.5 miles each way from trailhead. ● Hirschman Trail: See previous page. southyubariverstatepark.org A Walk in the Parks round trip. 1581 ft. elevation gain. onthesummit.net ■ Hike to Coldstream Meadow: (from Mt. Lola trailhead.) 3 miles one way. ● Lacey Valley Trail: 3 miles one way from TDLT Lacey Meadows parking area. Wildflowers, birds. ● Loney Meadow Interpretive Trail: 1 mile loop. Wildflower viewing, birding. ● Sagehen Creek Trail: See previous page. Tahoe National Forest north of Truckee. Nevada County is rich in historic state parks. Horsing Around TRUCKEE/DONNER GRASS VALLEY/NEVADA CITY Easy, pleasant walks in or very close to the towns. ● Donner State Park: 2.5 miles of trails around the lake and through areas of park. ● ■ Empire Mine Trails: GRASS VALLEY/NEVADA CITY unless otherwise indicated. TRAIL DIFFICULTY LEVEL ● Easy ■ Moderate ◆ Difficult GRASS VALLEY/NEVADA CITY ● Buttermilk Bend Trail: See previous page. ● ■ Empire Mine Trails: 14 miles of scenic trails. Historic buildings, mining machinery, gold mining points of interest. ● Diggins Loop Trail: 2.78 miles. (no dogs/bikes). malakoffdigginsstatepark.org ● ■ Humbug Trail: 2.72 miles one way to river. Uphill return. malakoffdigginsstatepark.org Steeped in History GRASS VALLEY/NEVADA CITY ● Buttermilk Bend Trail: See previous page. southyubariverstatepark.org ■ Deer Creek Tribute Trail: See previous page. ● ■ Deer Creek Environs Trails: 1.5 mile loop. ● ■ Empire Mine Trails: 14 total miles of trails. Historic buildings, mining machinery, gold mining points of interest. ● Hirschman Trail: See previous page. ● Independence Trail West: See previ- ous page s. southyubariverstatepark.org ● Independence Trail East: 2.2 miles (each way). Wheelchair accessible 1.5 miles. southyubariverstatepark.org TRUCKEE/DONNER ■ Donner Summit Canyon Trail: 6-mile loop follows original Dutch Flat/Donner Lake wagon road. Petroglyphs, history, views. empiremine.org/trails ● ■ ◆ Pioneer Trail: 25-miles. Several trailheads. outstanding views. Popular for hiking and mountain biking also. TRUCKEE ■ Donner Lake Rim Trail: 11 miles com- pleted (23 miles upon completion). Born to Run GRASS VALLEY/NEVADA CITY ● ■ Pioneer Trail on Hwy 20: 25 miles. ■ ◆ South Yuba Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing Trail: 9 miles round trip. Downstream along Yuba River ● ■ Humbug Trail: 2.72 miles one way to river. Uphill return. ● ■ Scott’s Flat Trail: 4.5 miles one way. Flat at first then switchbacks down to Scott’s Flat Lake. ● Truckee River Legacy Trail: See previ- ous page. ● Lacey Meadows/Webber Lake: 3 miles one way from TDLT Lacey Meadows parking area. Wildflowers, birds. In the Neighborhood See previous page. ● Hirschman Trail: 2.4 miles. Pond, oak woodlands, pines, grasslands. Nevada City. ● Litton Trail: 2 miles one way. Grass Valley. ● Narrow Gauge Trail: Entire trail including unofficial “use” section: 1.7 miles. Chicago Park. ● Sugarloaf Mountain Trail: .5 mile one way. 365 degree views of downtown Nevada City. ● ■ Empire Mine Trails: 14 miles of scenic trails. Historic buildings, mining machinery, gold mining points of interest. Grass Valley. ■ Commemorative Overland Emigrant Trail: 7.5 miles one way. Flat. ◆ Hole in the Ground QɅܸ́-ɥ)MЀMݕ)ɕ٥́) QɅ)аѕ͡䁅݅́)ѡѽɥ̸)IMLY11d9Y %Qd+^< ͍ QɅиԁ́)݅丁 Ё́ɽɅIɭ)ɕ9م 丁M䰁ٕ+^<-I]ݕȁIQɅ)ձȸ؁̸)QIU -=99H+^<1YQɅ́́݅)ɽ15́ɭɕ)́ɑ̸+^<15܁%ѕɕѥٔQɅ)]ݕȁ٥ݥɑ)%Ѽѡ])ȁѡɔٕɽ́ݡ݅)Ѽ͍Ѽɔɥѥ٥ɽ)ЁݥѠхձȁѕɅ)IMLY11d9Y %Qd+Z Ք1QɅĸԁ̸ ́)IՍȁ1ѕ͕́ɽ͔I) ́1QɅ+ZIչ1QɅȸԁ̸ )Ё ȵ ɽչ)ɽչյй+^<%ͱ1QɅā́) ȵ ɽչ)ɽչյй)QIU -=99H+^