Deer Creek Tribute Trail System

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…

Yewei’im Bom Trail

This one-mile exterior loop trail at BYLT’s Burton Homestead was completed in the spring of 2016. It traverses a variety of landscapes such as meadow, chaparral, mixed conifer forest and wetland habitat. The Burton Homestead is also home to Sierra Harvest’s, Food Love Project organic garden, 4 Elements Earth Education who runs the Fox Walker program, and Pata Panaka the Tsi- Akim Maidu Cultural Center.

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.

Orene Wetherall Trail

A refreshing out-and-back side trip with some great views, branching off the popular Cascade Canal trail on Banner Mountain east of Nevada City.

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.

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.

DCTTS: Chinese Bridge & Newtown Canal Sections

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.

DCTTS: 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.

DCTTS: Nisenan Bridge Section

Just a few minutes from town, enjoy the peace and quiet along the forested old Rough and Ready ditch and remnants of the Providence Mine. The trail pays tribute to the original Nisenan and connects to the Tribute Trail network by a new suspension bridge across Deer Creek.

Cascade Canal Trail

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.