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National Trails Day

This Saturday is National Trails Day and the Bear Yuba Land Trust has organized a wide range of activities to encourage folks to get out and explore.  So whether you head out to the Deer Creek Tribute trail or take a nature walk with Alicia…
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Malakoff Diggins Loop Trail

Looking for an outdoor adventure?  Check out Malakoff State Historic Park, the park has many miles of trails to compliment the rich mining history it offers visitors.  The stark, moonscape land formations are the result of hydraulic gold…
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Point Defiance Loop Trail

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…
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Top 5 Things to Do with Kids

Contributed by Kathy Spoto Here are my top five things to do with kids in Nevada County on a sunny day.  First up, pull on your cowboy boots and gallop over to Purpose Ranch.  Wranglers welcome visitors to make friends with 26…
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Hiking along the South Yuba Trail

Because this winter is so sunny, we got out our hiking shoes and went down to the South Yuba River canyon to hike upstream from Edwards Crossing.  The South Yuba River is a treat regardless of the season.   Starting at the Yuba Campground…
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Holdrege and Kull Fall Classic

Because the weather has been great, and the fall colors make bike riding so satisfying, Holdrege and Kull, that fine engineering firm in town, once again sponsored a community mountain bike, road cycling, and hike followed by a band and…
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South Yuba Trail in Fall

Nevada City received its first winter storm and while some may think the colder weather it's time to stay inside, we think it's a great time to get out and explore.  These photos are from the South Yuba Trail, starting at Edwards Crossing…
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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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Buttermilk Bend Trail, Bridgeport

The wildflowers are in season at Bridgeport on the South Yuba River.  Pack a picnic and head to Buttermilk Bend Trail, the level trail follows the river for 1.2 miles and is perfect for all ages and abilities.  Guided walks every Saturday…
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Sugar Loaf Mountain

Want to get 365 degree views of downtown Nevada City?  Take a short walk up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain.  Bring a picnic and sit and enjoy the views.  The trail starts at the top of Coyote Street on the left hand side and takes approximately…
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Hirschman Trail

The opening cermony for Hirschman's Trial is April 21st, 9am.  I've complied a few of my favorite photos from the last year.  If you need directions the Outside Inn office has a free map of the trail.  It's become a favorite of our guests,…
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Independence Trail

The weather in Nevada City is fabulous, why not take a hike?  Independence Trail is 5.5 miles from downtown Nevada City off Highway 49.  The trail twists and turns along the Excelsior Canal, where the gold rush era wooden flumes now provide…
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Cascade Canal NID trail

Since we're still having a mild winter in Nevada City, why not go for a hike?  The Outside Inn has a thorough selection of trail maps in our office, stop by for directions to some of our favorite trails. The Cascade Canal trail (or Banner…
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South Yuba River, Edwards Crossing

Since we're having such a mild winter here in Nevada City, why not take a hike down along the South Yuba Trail.  Start at Edwards Crossing and hike downstream, stop by the Outside Inn office for a map.  Below are some more photos from a recent…
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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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Best of Nevada County hikes

There are a lot of great walks and hikes in our area and I've been profiling a few of them throughout the year, so I thought in honor of the end of the year it'd be nice to compile a best of list with a few photos to help motivate you to…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail

If you haven't been down to the Deer Creek Tribute trail (click here and here for past posts on the trail in downtown Nevada City) you should go down and check out the recently extended loop on the other side of the pedestrian bridge.  The…
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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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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…