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Hiking The Yuba River Independence Trail Going East

By Judy J. Pinegar On Sunday, May  27, 2012 John and I went for a walk. Leaving the Flour Garden Cafe in Grass Valley, we traveled north on Hwy 49 to the parking lot for the Independence Trail. Studying the map, we decided to try the East Trail. We had Angel on a leash, and […]

Independence Trail, Nevada County

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUFfOHdy0d4 By: Roberts Ridge Report™ For further information on this trail, see my post

Empire Mine State Park, Grass Valley

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_TjI2qLwBI The Empire Mine is the site of the oldest, largest, and richest gold mine in California. From 1850 to its closing in 1956, it produced 5.8 million ounces of gold.This 5.8 million ounces of gold would fill a box 7 feet on each side. It is estimated that this represented only 20% of the […]

A Hike to Grouse Ridge, Land of a 100 Lakes

Jeff Toff, a local Grass Valley attorney  took a hike around Grouse Ridge with his dog Logan a few weeks ago. Logan is an Irish Wolfhound, and when Logan puts his front feet on Jeff, he’s a lot taller than Jeff. Jeff took many pictures while he was there and I’ve combined them into a […]

Walk For Health, But Stay Healthy And Pain Free

by Lisa J. Lehr Exercise is good. Some of us have undoubtedly made a New Year’s resolution to exercise more. And walking is, for most people, the best choice because it:  1.      Doesn’t require much training;  2.      Doesn’t require special equipment;   3.      Doesn’t (usually) require travel to a special place, such as a gym, […]

Empire Mine State Park, Nevada County

I believe that one of the nuggets of Nevada County is the Empire Mine State Park. Located in Grass Valley, nestled among tall pines, oaks and cedars, it has been brought back to its original grandeur of the mining days of old. This is really one of the state parks that is a must visit. […]

Camp Far West Reservoir

Camp Far West Reservoir also called Camp Far West Lake, is located at the junction of Placer, Nevada and Yuba counties. Both Beale Air Force Base and the Spenceville Wildlife Area lay directly to the north of the lake. The lake’s location makes it easily accessible by coming from Nevada City, Grass Valley and Western […]

South Yuba River State Park, Nevada County, California

The South Yuba River State Park, located in Nevada County,  is a 20-mile portion of the South Yuba River canyon stretching from Malakoff Diggings State Historic Park to Bridgeport covered bridge. The area includes the longest single-span covered bridge in the world, the steep rugged canyon of the South Yuba River, and the Independence Trail […]

South Yuba River Independence Trail in Nevada County

One of the many nice trails located in Nevada County is the South Yuba River Independence Trail. I have walked this trail many times and it is truly a unique natural and historic jewel. The trail is fairly level, with wheelchair accessibility on both on the west and the east trail. The main entrance to […]

Nevada County Community Celebration of Trails to be Held June 6, 2009

By: YubaNet.com And Nevada County Land Trust Grass Valley, CA May 15, 2009 – On Saturday, June 6 community members will enjoy the second annual Nevada County Celebration of Trails. Events will include a series of hosted trail rides, walks, and other activities throughout the day, between 10:00 am and noon. At 12:30 pm, everyone […]