Snowdrop Trail

Trail Manager: Maintained by Bear Yuba Land Trust | Contact / (530) 272-5994

Length: .3 miles one way from trailhead

Difficulty: Medium

Trail Surface: Natural Earth

Rules: No horses or motorized vehicles. No smoking. No dogs. Hikers and mountain bikers watch for each other and pass safely. 

Please, No Swimming. The water current and flows are swift and dangerous and can change dramatically, presenting life-threatening conditions.

How to get to there: Snowdrop Trail is located within Rice’s Crossing Preserve, South. From Pleasant Valley road, about one-quarter mile past the historic covered bridge on the left, take the first left, which is a hairpin turn with a small State Park sign. Upon reaching a “T” in the road (or three-way intersection) turn left onto the downhill gravel road.  Drive for about three-quarters of a mile and then veer left at the “V” (also downhill).  Continue about two miles downhill until you reach the Yuba River and come to the Preserve gate. Park outside the gate.

Trailhead: Pass through the Preserve gate, walking up hill about a quarter mile. At the top of the hill you will find a pavilion, interpretive signage, and a connector trail that will take you down to the Yuba River. Follow the connector trail down until you reach “Fish Camp” (the name lovingly bestowed upon the structure along the path). You’ll find the trailhead to Snowdrop Trail just beyond the structure.

Rice’s Crossing Preserve

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