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Point Defiance Loop Trail

South Yuba River Lake Englebright Hiking

If you’ve been to look at the wildflowers at Bridgeport, but would like a slightly more challenging hike, check out the Point Defiance Loop Trail, which starts at the historic covered bridge and heads downstream.  Not as well known as the Buttermilk Bend Trail, and a little harder trail to walk, this three mile loop goes along the South Yuba River downstream until you reach Lake Englebright.  The hike then winds up to the top of a grassy wooded knoll, which is spectacular and offers a large selection of wildflowers.  Bring a picnic and eat lunch at the picnic tables.  The trail winds down until you reach the parking area for South Yuba State Park.

South Yuba River Point Defiance Loop Trail

Nevada City Hiking, South Yuba River, Bridgeport

© 2013 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Evans Phelps

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  1. […] along the South Yuba River (some of my favorite hike posts this year include Independence Trail, Point Defiance Loop, Buttermilk Bend, Deer Creek Tribute Trail, South Yuba Trail).  Or take the little ones biking to […]

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