Spring has arrived, if only for a brief visit between storms, but with these unseasonably warm temperatures it’s a perfect time to get outside and go for a hike. For a great list of outdoor adventures check out the highlights on our website. While it’s a little early for the wildflowers down at Bridgeport on the Buttermilk Bend Trail, it’s still a great spring hike, before it gets too hot. The easy 2 1/2 mile trail runs alongside the South Yuba River and is great for all ages. If you’re staying at the Outside Inn and want a hike that’s accessible from downtown Nevada City, the Deer Creek Tribute Trail and the Hirschman Trail are both great options. The ladybugs are out in full force at the Deer Creek Tribute Trail, so make sure to stop and look for them, because once you find them you’ll realize they’re everywhere. And a final suggestion for folks who are looking for a great all ages adventure try the Independence Trail. If you’re looking for more trail information try the Bear Yuba Land Trust trails portal or stop by the Outside Inn’s office for a number of free trail guides. What’s your favorite go to hiking spot in Nevada City/Grass Valley? Want to win a BYLT trail cards? Post a comment on this blog post on a hiking suggestion and I’ll draw the winner on Wednesday, February 17th. And the winner of last week’s Valentine’s Day giveaway is Sarah.