This popular forested trail on Banner Mountain offers an almost level walk along a peaceful canal lined with Douglas firs and dogwoods. Along the route, views open up to distant scenes of Nevada City.
Runners, walkers and bicyclists get heavy use of this maze of urban trails in the wooded western part of Condon Park.
Wheelchair accessible Independence Trail East follows the gentle gradient of an old mining ditch and offers occasional views of the South Yuba River canyon and passes seasonal side streams and bogs.
Independence Trail West features several wooden flumes and is oriented for most of its length around the canyon of Rush Creek, a large tributary stream that enters the South Yuba River at Jones Bar.
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.
Community built, the trail allows families to walk to school along a pretty stretch alongside Mt. Olive Rd.
This 0.8 mile out-and-back trail is located on BYLT’s 35-acre Clover Valley Preserve near Alta Sierra. Look for the trail’s namesake, a rusting sky blue 1964 Rambler, before reaching the trail’s end by South Wolf Creek.
Hidden away on a peaceful wooded slope within Wildflower Ridge Preserve, the Rough & Ready Ditch Trail follows the historic canal quietly shuttling water from Nevada City to Rough & Ready.