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Mountain Biking Truckee to Nevada City

A crew of 8 hardy and adventuresome mountain bikers recently rode  from Truckee to Nevada City, successfully completing an almost all dirt 70 mile ride.   Dan Goldsmith and Matt Reynolds spent weeks researching the route, which included…
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Art OnSite Deer Creek Tribute Trail

Have you been for a walk/run/bike ride along the Deer Creek Tribute Trail?  The 9 mile trail starts in downtown Nevada City and explores the area above, beside and through Deer Creek.  Stop by the Outside Inn's office for a free map if you…
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Mountain Biking Hole in the Ground

Have you been to Hole in the Ground?  The 18 mile mountain bike ride starts up at the summit.  "One of more popular, close by/out of the area mountain bike rides, people love to escape and try to something different," Duane Strawser, of the…
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Grouse Ridge Mountain Biking

Earlier this month a team of dedicated volunteers (including a pair of goats) put in some long hours to help maintain the mountain biking trails up at Grouse Ridge.  Bicyclists of Nevada County (or BONC as its known around here) organized…
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Malakoff Diggins

Malakoff Diggins outside of Nevada City offers a lot of options for a day time excursion, gold mining, fishing, picnic spots or take a town tour of historic North Bloomfield.  Tours offered Friday, Saturday and Sundays at 1:30 for the rest…
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Nevada City Mountain Biking

New Zealander Nicole Ranger mountain biking Round Mountain Trail and Hudson Trail in Nevada City.  She thinks the trails here are "awesome."  She enjoyed the added technical challenges of the rocky terrain.  If you're looking for riding…
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Bike & Hike Event

The 2012 Bike & Hike Event took place today at Seven Hills School.  The fundraiser for the Nevada City Schools had something for everyone; road rides, hikes, obstacle courses, tricycle races, silent auction, taco lunch, plus more.  Lots…
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Nevada City Mountain Biking

It's spring, time to dust off the bike and hit the trails.  If you're looking for a community of riders try BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada County) or stop by the Outside Inn for a map of some of our local singletrack rides, you're bound to find…
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Round Mountain Bike Ride

There's no snow in the mountains, so the locals are still out mountain biking.  These photos are from the Round Mountain mountain bike ride, a two hour loop from the Outside Inn's front door, with extended riding options down to the South…
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Best of Nevada City

Happy New Year's Eve from all of us at the Outside Inn.  The Innside Nevada City blog has grown and evolved over the last 12 months and I'm excited to continue to share our love for the community in the year to come.  I've done a recap on…
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Nevada City Mountain Biking

Dan Thiem and Dieter King mountain biking in Nevada City.  Great mountain bike trails just out the Outside Inn's backdoor.  The sun is shining, get on your bike and go for a spin. Just watch out for the log at the bottom. Photos by Evans…
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Snow Mountain NID trail

It's a beautiful fall day in Nevada City and no better time to go explore some of the vast network of trails.  I went for a quick walk along the Snow Mountain NID trail, easily accessible from downtown Nevada City, just one mile up Highway…
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Round Mountain Mountain Bike Ride

On a cold (really cold) Saturday in November approximately 30 mountain bikers met at the top of Round Mountain for a BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada County) sponsored GALA ride. Besides BONC members, riders from FTA (Forest Trails Alliance)…

Youth Cross Country Mountain Bike Race

The Nevada Union High School Mountain Bike team recently had their first annual Cross Country Mountain Bike Race.  Besides the Miners, several high schools and middle school teams attended, for a total of 67 enthusiastic teenagers.  The…
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Empire Mine Trails

Looking for a nice place to take a walk in Grass Valley, check out Empire Mine.  The extensive trail network is open to walkers, runners, mountain bikers, horseback riders and dog walkers.  Open sunrise to sunset, you can access the…
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Grouse Ridge Mountain Biking

Grouse Ridge trail area, just north of Nevada City off of Highway 20, offers a lot of great technical trails for mountain biking.  The trail system provides an abundance of technical, rocky trails that access several lakes, great views, and…
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Forest City Mountain Biking

Earlier this month Bicyclists of Nevada County (BONC) organized a gala ride at Forest City. Approximately 60 mountain bikers belonging to various mountain bike clubs including BONC, Forest Trail Alliance, YBONC, FATRAC and the Nevada Union…
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Upper Pioneer Trail

Nevada City's well known Pioneer Trail is a 30 mile singletrack ride from Nevada City to Lake Spaulding. From there you can ride the little known but spectacularly fun and beautiful 8 mile loop known as the Upper Pioneer Trail.  Trailbuilder…
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Mountain Biking the Pioneer Trail

Mountain biking the Pioneer Trail in Nevada City along Highway 20.
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Downieville

Downieville, nestled in Sierra County at the confluence of the Downie River and the North Fork of the Yuba River is a great day trip from Nevada City.  The small mountain town hosts a range of activities ranging from the world class Downieville…
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Pioneer Trail

Looking for a shady place to go for a moderate hike or mountain bike ride?  Or looking for a child friendly outdoor activity?  Check out the Pioneer Trail just 5 miles up Highway 20.  Park by the Harmony Ridge Market and head up the hill,…