Black Swan Trail

Completed in the summer of 2014, the trail is located in far Western Nevada County on BYLT’s Black Swan Preserve, near the town of Smartsville. This community-supported trail weaves through blue oak and gray pine woodlands and leads to Black Swan Pond, once the site of a hydraulic gold diggins.

Condon Park Trails

Runners, walkers and bicyclists get heavy use of this maze of urban trails in the wooded western part of Condon Park.

Deer Creek Tribute Trail – Rural

This community supported trail links Nevada City with Deer Creek and memorializes the early contributions of native Nisenan and Chinese people to the history of this place.

Deer Creek Tribute Trail – Urban

This community supported trail links Nevada City with Deer Creek and memorializes the early contributions of native Nisenan and Chinese people to the history of this place.

Hardrock Trail

The popular Hardrock Trail Area is the historic heart of Empire Mine State Historic Park giving visitors access to 856 forested acres within downtown Grass Valley.

Kenny Ranch Trails

Kenny Ranch is a large property west of Grass Valley with open meadows and a forested hillside that drops down toward Deer Creek on the north. In spring, look for outstanding wildflowers on ridge meadows.

Litton Trail

The Litton Trail meanders through a small forest alongside an irrigation canal and ties together Sierra College, Nevada Union High School and a retirement community with downtown Grass Valley shopping.

Narrow Gauge Trail

This is a well-used local trail running through pastoral countryside north of Chicago Park. It follows the route of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad including a short section where original earthen berms for tracks are still visible.

Nevada County Government Center Trails

Nevada County Government Center has several nice places to walk, stroll, or ride a bike plus a park with historic pond, piers and a picnic area. The trail system links downtown Nevada City with the Hirschman Pond.

Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

The iconic landmark just north of town is now an open space preserve easily accessible from town. An excellent trail to the top, following the grade of an old road, is open for community enjoyment.