DCTT: Historic Downtown Section

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

Trail Managers: Mixed, see individual sections Length: 7.9 miles in the system. Mileage varies with various route(s) Altitude Change: 150′ Maximum Trail Surface: Natural Earth Rules: No motor vehicles; stay on trails; no smoking on rural trails; no camping. Never park in a way that would block emergency vehicles. Trail Facts: The town of Nevada City is…

Hirschman Trail

Only a mile from the heart of downtown Nevada City, this trail is wheelchair accessible up to Hirschman’s Pond. West of the pond, the trail narrows and meanders through oak woodlands, pines, and grasslands.

Independence Trail East

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

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.

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.

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.

Penn Valley Bike Trail

Traversing much of the community, it offers an easy, enjoyable way for locals and visitors of this small town to bike or walk between neighborhoods and access Western Gateway Park.

Wolf Creek Trail

Trail Manager: City of Grass Valley | Contact Public Works (530) 274-4350  Length: 1.2 miles Altitude Change: 180 feet Trail Surface: Paved, Natural Earth Rules: Dogs on leash. No motorized vehicles. Stay on trails. Trailheads: North Star Mining Museum: Look for the Wolf Creek Trail sign at the corner of Freeman Lane and Allison Ranch Road. (N39.208862 W121.069750) Freeman Lane –…