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Hirschmans Trail

The other week I profiled the new Hirschman Trail to the pond, click here to see that post, but another great option is to do the full loop through the new Woods Ravine Trail.  If you stop by the Outside Inn and pick up a map and walk from…
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South Yuba River

Fall is a fabulous time to go check out the South Yuba River.  It's a great time to take the kids for a hike along the South Yuba Trail, pack a picnic, sunbath on a rock or go for a mountain bike ride.
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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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Hirschman's Pond

The recently completed trail to Hirschman's Pond is a great adventure for all ages.  The handicap accessible trail starts from a new parking lot at the bottom of Cement Hill Road.  Follow the winding dirt path to the pond, where you can sit…
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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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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,…
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South Yuba Trail, Purdon Crossing

One of the gem's of Nevada County is the South Yuba River, just minutes from the Outside Inn.  Whether you're panning for gold, mountain biking, swimming or hiking they are plenty of great spots to enjoy the beauty of the river and its surroundings.…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail Community Trek

The Deer Creek Tribute Trail a joint effort by a number of fabulous local non-profits (Sierra Fund, Nevada County Land Trust, American Rivers & Sierra Streams Institute (formally Friends of Deer Creek) is having a kick off party for National…
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Poison Oak

This time of year all hikers and bikers should be aware of the poison oak that flourishes on our trails.  Poison oak does not grow above 4000 feet, but Nevada City's vast network of outdoor adventures are mainly below that elevation, so…
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Mountain Biking in Nevada City

Because Nevada City sits at the edge of the Tahoe National Forest, our area excels as a mountaiin mike mecca with trails that wind up and down our river canyons and around our mountain ridges.  Local enthusiasts like BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada…
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Buttermilk Bend Trail

Buttermilk Bend trail at Bridgeport on the South Yuba River is covered with wildflowers and worth a visit.  Docent led wildflower walks are held every weekend at 11am between now and early May.  The walk is suitable for all…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail

The sun is out and everyone seems to be heading outside to play. The Outside Inn and the Broad Street Inn teamed up today to go check out the progress on the new Deer Creek Tribute Trail, in preparation for the upcoming summer guests who want…
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South Yuba Trail

Cookie and Kevin Gallegos recently stayed at the Outside Inn to celebrate their wedding anniversary.  While here in Nevada City they checked out the local scene, ate some delicious food at California Organics and South Pine Cafe.  But…