Litton Trail


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Length: 2 miles one way

Altitude Change: 131′

Trail Surface: Natural Earth; Paved section from Hughes Road to Sierra College Drive.

Rules: Foot and bike only. Dogs on leash. No motorized vehicles. Stay on trails.

Trailheads:  Hughes Road: Along Hughes Road 1/4 mile south of Ridge Road. This is on the east side of Hughes Road about 75 feet uphill from the intersection of Hughes Road and Lidster Avenue. Ample street parking nearby. (N39.23132 W121.05890)

Ridge Road (Eskaton): At the entrance to Eskaton Village Grass Valley retirement community. Take Ridge Road to Via Colina Drive, the entrance road for Eskaton Village. The trailhead is down Via Colina Drive about 140 yards, to the right of the large Eskaton sign at the entrance. Park off the paved road, if possible, near the intersection of Via Colina Drive and Evergreen Drive. (N39.24358 W121.04781)

Other access points: This trail, and the complex of related trails in the area can be accessed from several other places. The most obvious of these are where the Litton Trail crosses Sierra College Drive. Look for the Grass Valley Fire Department, Station 2, on your right about ¼ mile up Sierra College Drive from the Nevada City Highway (East Main Street.) You will see a trailhead directly across the street from the fire station. This part of the Litton Trail leads to Hughes Road. On the same side of the street as the fire station, and just below it, is the trailhead for joining the Litton Trail as it continues up into the college campus and beyond to the Ridge Road trailhead at Eskaton Village.

Trail Facts: This well-established trail meanders through an informal urban greenbelt in Grass Valley. The greenbelt is a blend of small forested sections, a country club, irrigation canal, community college, high school, and a retirement community. This trail connects local residents to businesses, places of work and education. Additionally, multiple social trails intersect and connect to the Litton Trail.

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