Trail Manager: City of Grass Valley | Contact Public Works (530) 274-4350
Length: 2 miles of primary trails
Altitude Change: 100′ Maximum Change
Trail Surface: Natural Earth
Facilities: Wide variety of urban park facilities including baseball diamonds, disc golf course, skate park, dog run area, covered group picnic area, BBQ areas, restrooms, arboretum, community building, children’s playgrounds, outdoor basketball court, bocce court, horseshoe pits, volleyball area, pond and viewing platform.
Rules: No tobacco products except in designated areas; no littering; closed at dark; dogs on leash in permitted areas. Other rules posted on park signs. Detailed animal and dog regulations at GV Municipal Code section 12.32.050 N.
Trailheads: To reach the park entrance from northbound Hwy 49 in Grass Valley, take the Colfax Hwy174/Grass Valley exit. At the end of the off ramp, turn left on South Auburn Street then go left on Neal Street and uphill 2 blocks to South Church Street. Go left on South Church Street about 1/3 mile to a “T” intersection at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Turn right on Chapel Street, then a quick left on Brighton Street. There are signs to Condon Park. Follow Brighton Street about 0.2 mile to Minnie Street and turn right. This street serves as the main park entrance (N39.21486 W121.07223.) Inside the park, the first parking area you see on your left gives you quick access to trails running both east and west. Going east are several paths in the vicinity of the park’s peaceful little pond. Going west from the basketball court by the covered picnic pavilion is a trail that connects with all other trails in the western part of the park.
Trail Facts: Although many paths are shown on the map, the 18 hole disc golf course in the western portion of the park has its own fairways and connecting paths, many of which intermingle with trails bordering the course. Please be aware of disc golfers when hiking on the trail, do not cross directly in front of a hole. Best use of Condon Park trails is hiking along the outside loop of the park, look for trail signs. Not shown on the map are paths that run alongside the Allison Ranch Canal on either bank; the four bridges that cross the canal are shown. Note that there is not a bridge crossing the canal along the north boundary of the park. If you are at the far northwest corner of the park at the Cedar Avenue entrance you can cross the canal on a bridge by going about 50 feet due east of that entrance, then angling south-southeast and downhill about 80 yards through the disc golf area to the bridge (B1.)